Journal, Recovery

connected hearts

I’m in a very strange position where I’ve been not only granted permission, but outright encouraged to complain. Heat stress struck again, leaving us down two people, myself included. It’s imperative for everyone involved that from now on, I speak up immediately, even if I "don't feel hot". This goes against many of my deeply-rooted… Continue reading connected hearts

Culture, Recovery, Spirituality

victim blaming & sin

It’s been a long while since Jesus shared a piece of His Heart with me at Mass. It was a part of His victimhood I didn’t really realize, or maybe appreciate, that we had in common. Mary and Joseph supported Him and the truths He revealed, see, but His extended family didn’t. The gospel today, Mark 2:20-30,… Continue reading victim blaming & sin

Journal, Recovery, Sexuality

troubled night

So many thoughts and feelings trapped inside. Even if it's just a short, messy post, I figured I'd write today after all. I tried to write an entry a few times today about being pressured to forgive, how it comes across as a threat instead of something I "give". I'd get so self-destructive, as I… Continue reading troubled night

Journal

self forgiveness

I've been revisiting a book I keep on my shelf, When Faith Feels Fragile. Upon taking it up again, I remembered why I kept it in all my decluttering; the short, poignant chapters are easy to digest, and keep with you. I'm not sure if the speaker at today's work-at-home workshop had re-reading good books in mind… Continue reading self forgiveness

Abuse, Spirituality

abuse: hidden heresy

I was browsing on social media when I came across a video of Pope Francis talking to a little boy named Emanuele. Little Emanuele’s dad died recently, and he wanted to ask the Holy Father if he was in heaven. His dad was an atheist, see, who nonetheless faithfully lived out his sacramental promise when… Continue reading abuse: hidden heresy