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I became Catholic in 2012, after having resisted for over a decade. I'm a philosophy nerd, a science/technology nerd, an early music lover, a soprano, a bassoonist, an artist, and a writer. Not necessarily in that order.
I would have continued resisting Catholicism as an option if not for my husband, who refused to marry me if I wouldn't at least consider it.
We don't have any children, and this isn't anyone's fault. We may have considered adoption if we weren't mired in the care of elderly relatives, which consumes a good deal of our time and energy.
I don't always think to tell people things about myself, but I'm always willing to answer questions people ask about me.
"The most basic Christian gesture in prayer is and always will be the sign of the cross. By signing ourselves we place ourselves under the protection of the cross; we hold it in front of us like a shield that will guard us in all the distress of daily life and give us the courge to go on. It is our visible and public Yes to him to who suffered for us."
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
This Sunday I was back at my home church for the first time since Divine Mercy Sunday (Feast of the Assumption notwithstanding), after having had some grave personal conflicts with an employee.
I'm feeling hopeful about an eventual reconciliation, but it will take some time. On the pastor's advice, we haven't spoken since things came to a head between us, and likely will not until he thinks we are both ready to do so, but he also wants us to reconcile, and I think this was a perfect week to begin the process.
Even if I did have to endure "Hosea"...
I wonder how many people get hung up on John 3:16. How many have difficulty -- serious difficulty -- translating God so loved the 'world' to what is actually the very essence of the gospel -- God so loved the 'one.'
That is why they cannot say with certainty "God so loved 'me' that He gave His Son to die."
"To die for 'me.'"
But that's the whole point of the Lost Sheep. And the Lost Coin. And the Lost Son in Luke 15.
God loves you. God searches for you.
"If we ask how we are to become humble we must ask in prayer for the grace of humility and ask sincerely. Then, we must accept humiliations when they come our way. But let us never forget that there is an enormous difference between being humble and being humiliated.
Dom M. Eugene Boylan, O.C. R. (Irish Monk +1964)
I got some lightly yellow-tinted glasses in a classic tortoiseshell style (non-prescription, just for reducing eyestrain) and was still wearing them when I did a video chat with my mom. As soon as she answered, she said, "Wow, you look just like me at age 27!"
1. Yes, she used to have a very similar pair of (prescription) glasses when I was in elementary school.
2. Yes, I basically have her same face, but:
3. I'm 38. :D
Actually reading all of 2 Samuel 11 now. When this part of David's story is read, the lectionaries generally leave out the middle part, where you see what an upstanding guy Uriah is, and skip straight from David spying on Bathsheba to the part where David has Uriah murdered.
I guess it shouldn't really matter what sort of guy Uriah was; it's still a really awful thing to do.
Anyway, so far it seems to be working. Writing things down helps to get them out of my head.
I had a public (or semi-public) LiveJournal for years, so I'm not entirely unused to doing this sort of thing, but it's been awhile and the stuff I'm dealing with now, I'd really rather it not be shared with the world at large, so going back to that is out of the question.
Catholic convert, wife, cantor, mantilla-wearer, huge nerd.
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