wjp984 Yes, I had written before about my depression… no confusion no your part. I still continue to paint here and there.
I want to make it clear that even my mom has noticed how the Priest tries to avoid me. I wrote this in my last post. So it is not in my imagination and I am not an overly sensitive person where I imagine everyone around me hates me. I know people try to walk on egg shells with those who suffer with depression, but, I have no need to be treated with kid gloves honestly. I am not a whiny depressed person in that the whole world hates me.
There are many people on these boards who are “normal” that make up much much LAMER excuses on why they don’t go to church, or confession and so on. How many times have I read cradle Catholics that have been away from the church for years being terrified to enter into a Catholic church.
**And yet when I have personally contacted a Priest, the local RCIA coordinator, a Catholic revert organization, have written to my Diocese concerning my situation and made 2 attempts at attending RCIA classes… then this I guess means nothing??? **
Don’t take this as me being angry WJP or anyone else… please I am just tired of having a label put on me that I am this or that way because I have depression when even cradle Catholics I know who don’t have depression don’t even make an effort or care about their faith.
And if the Priest is worried in the way that he is afraid to upset me further when I have not demonstrated any kind of action to let him believe that I am an overly sensitive person (most people in my family don’t even know I have depression as I hide it well), then this is the kind of thinking that I can do without.
I know what you are saying… So don’t think I don’t understand.
ohioszo I thank you for suggesting I look into a Befriender Ministry. I have never heard of this ministry before. I will look into it.
Secondly, I don’t have a chemical imbalance (have been tested for it) and so meds do nothing but give me horrible side effects. One time I landed in a hospital for a whole week from having hallucinations, heart palpitations and finally going unconscious some time back.
If I didn’t pay attention to what God says to me I wouldn’t even care or be affected so much by having all my attempts to be Confirmed not coming through.
Please… I ask that all refrain from talking about getting therapy, meds or assuming to know how my personality is when it comes to my depression. If anyones post contains any of these topics I will ignore it completely. Thank you.