Editor note: Warning: if you are not Catholic, don’t read this it is not for you. It is my long-standing gripe with the folks in my Church.
How I wish you all could know what these people are really like. They are nervous all the time. It’s all about politics and not about faith. It’s about following political leaders and not Jesus teachings. They don’t go beyond it and plan or try to show off.
Some beach somewhere.. ….
When they drive me nuts……
I think about God who gave me my environment in sunny Florida and it’s only cold for a day or two and no more than a month. I have something they don’t: sunny Florida in their confused bad blizzard.
No snow . Okay we have hurricanes but they blow through . The sun comes out. Seagulls still song in the parking lot of the grocery stores where we are.
Hopefully it’s a dime of clarity. You can get God with your Catechism and Bible and other good reading.
Get real folks. God is beyond your worries about Being good enough or Latin Mass attendance or minor details. If you worry about God being a Being that that will take you out to the woodshed for all to see because He’s is a fire God and you are not and never good enough, you need mental health counseling and stay away from Gods Church. Stay away from the blogosphere in the Church too. Do a Florida thing: sit with all the pile of your Holy “stuff” but do it . You do damage with your attempts at infectious worry and OCD.
Oh yeah, I’ve been praying long before EWTN showed up. I read out my Church library on saints at age 11 in catholic school in east Tampa. And that was in the 1970s. And there’s more. It’s deeper than Fox News and that bad journalism website LifeSite . They don’t know how to research.
Tell you all this: Advent is coming and my hub and I are thinking of doing a twice weekly meditation on Advent and Christmas for the next four weeks.
I would put it on another blog but link it here. It would go beyond the materialistic Christmas. Ok, I love dressing up and Nine West shoes red shoes, but how just one pair and not three or even ten? Moving did this to us. I may even upgrade this site to a chat or even do a rosary online. We are looking at it.
We’re considering doing it for free no pay and helping people ask spiritual questions so they eventually find what they are seeking beyond what they think the end is. We’re not going on the retreat circuit but gonna live a regular boring exciting life.
We want folks to go deeper…. at Advent free! They have enough bills.
But I’d like feedback on this so we can breathe beyond the news. And above it.
We need fresh air around here. Stay tuned.
These people drive me nuts. Their warped immature spiritual personal spiritual life is so political there is no depth or ability to question what is being asked of them. They are always right and your going to hell if you ask them to go question or stop fearing what’s on Fox News.
“Warped immaturity “? Yes I wrote that. In many ultra conservative super Catholic circles, they have yet to consider the validity of their own interior prayer life. It’s all tied to either the Democratic Party or the GOP as their God or those who follow or lead are the new demigods of their circle cult society. I don’t like either!
But they are fooling themselves. Following God goes beyond that. There are no cameras or social media cops to see if you are doing so. Real people don’t ring bells when they do something good.
So , I recently got into it with the Ask Catholic Facebook group regarding a discussion about the caravan of migrants at the border. The leader who is in or claims he’s in Australia. ( I doubt if he is, really, because I question everything.)
Should we let in drug cartels or terrorists?
Quantity of terrorist and drug cartels? Do you know this? How can you research this? I’m asking. Can you ask God and get an answer or maybe you don’t have a real prayer life and it is just dry immaturity one way prayer from holy cards and total pompous Latin prayers. I could ask God. Same Holy Spirit. Prayer if you called the Vatican is about a relationship between you and God and your fellow man because God lives in you and others. Please get this because my answer is now going on my blog. Http://findmeinflorida.org.
There is no interior life for many of these folks. God or that still small voice is private revelation so why bother to even delve into that? Just be exterior and be show off.
Read the fine print. There is more to prayer than reading prayers this way.