I am a firm believer in moderation.
I am also a firm believer in the Catholic Church. I don’t disagree with anything in the Catechism and I will do my best, as long as I live, to be as faithful to the teachings of the Church as possible.
In recent times, some family members have veered away from a lifestyle of moderation… but not in a negative way. They have become saturated with religion and spirituality in a way that makes much of the family uneasy.
Now, again, reread my first paragraph.
I enjoy praying the Rosary, praying novenas, remembering feast days of saints… etc… in my own way… I find it to be a very private matter, for me. I feel the sense of community prayer at Mass.
However, when visiting these family members I feel like they are pushing their private spirituality onto us.
Every single miniscule aspect of their lives is “religious”. As soon as we walk into their house we have to say a group prayer.
Every single discussion is related to faith/spirituality.
Every single action they make is purposeful within the faith.
Now… as a lover of moderation… this just makes me very uneasy. Not that each of these individual aspects of their life are bad (of course not!), it all just seems very forced. It makes me want to limit my time with them.
Again, reread my feelings on the faith.
But being around them actually makes me QUESTION my level of faith!?! Holy ****, that’s WRONG… I don’t disagree with ONE ASPECT of the Church… but being around them is not fun for me. I want to be able to talk about the football game and enjoy a beer! (just a little moderation in my life, right! )…
ANY advice is appreciated!
EDITED to add… I didn’t know the word “c_r_a_p” deserved a “****”! LOL!