Journal, Recovery, Spirituality

faith & love

I was very reluctant to go to Mass today. I almost stayed home, and without as good a reason as last Sunday. When I came to the church, sat down, my mind wandered. I read the readings, heard the homily, but didn't really take in whatever was said. I just ended up feeling like garbage… Continue reading faith & love

Journal, Spirituality

known by our love

When I was a kid going to "guitar Masses," there was one folksy hymn we'd sing with the refrain, "They will know we are Christian by our love." The melody could've used some work, but part of me misses that hymn. I feel the Church could do with hearing that message a little more often.… Continue reading known by our love

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

Recovery

living with emotions

I wrote in my foreword/about page that I'm a "textbook Cancer". While I don't place any faith in astrology or horoscopes, yes; my personality happens to closely parallel the profile for someone born under Cancer (sensitive, nurturing, and creative, close to the moon and sea). For a long time, I felt bad about this fun… Continue reading living with emotions

Journal

forgiving god

A/N: The line between "study" and "journal" is somewhat blurred here. I'm unsure where to put it as of now. I might edit out the overly emotional parts (i.e. the angry part) if need be, or replace this with a less emotional thought study. I'd appreciate any feedback on what I should do. I could… Continue reading forgiving god