This is a reader comment from my post yesterday that I would like to bring to the forefront as it’s given me some reassurance after dealing with more flak than I could handle yesterday. Got into a heated argument with a friend and he essentially said he questions my character for belonging to the Catholic faith. That is a big sharp stab in the heart. Hurts even more as I prayed for him and his partner to be blessed with the child they have now. Seems like the care I put into the friendship matters little.
Anyhow, I’ve been in a glum mood, but looking to move past it. Everyone who commented helped ease the pain. Robin’s comment below. I follow her very courageous and beautiful blog here.
I am sorry people have been unkind and judgmental to you. Any organization is going to have weak members. There are always those who are members in name only, not in practice. I’m not Catholic, but I have a great admiration for those who dedicate themselves to the worship of God — in any religion. Anyone who tries to become a better person, who tries to improve their corner of the world, who serves others is a good person in my eyes. I am saddened when people lose their faith because their leaders prove they are human. Or because of the behavior of a few members of the faith. The truth of the gospel doesn’t depend on the people. The truth is the truth.
Congratulations on the new Pope. From what I’ve read it sounds like he is a good man who has great potential to bring peace, unity, and healing. He and your church are in my prayers during this time of transition.