He’s married to one, doesn’t know much about the Faith, and is upset she can’t receive Holy Communion, that there’s no women priests, and the rites and rules (which I can understand, because that disinterests me in watching organized sports as well, though some came out trial and error and unforeseen issues that came up). He feels those things making worship more difficult for him.
Anyway…I’m more matter of fact when I share my Faith. I’m probably too melancholic to say anything useful for one like him, but too phlegmatic to get irritable with him. Inside, I’m irritable at other older people who let us down. I could have prayed more myself, but I’m kind of a broken-down, bitter idealist, who forgot to get God involved enough. I’ve read much, bot my informational way doesn’t work with post-modern man who thinks with his feelings, not bothering to read why something is, and pretends to be rational (I’m not saying he’s like that, but I hear it all the time). I guess, in my Pride, I’ve thrown up my arms with people and felt worthless.
I need prayers and knowledge if anyone is good at crisis counseling, if he should decide to join the other church tomorrow, a number would be good or a webpage, in case Marcus Grodi had one on who complained about the same restrictions and complexity of the Church. As much as I am not a fan of the charismatic renewal thing, I’m thinking maybe they, if orthodox, can present the Faith better than I.