Sunday, July 1, 2007

Thoughtful words

I found a lengthy but amazing article on Catholic Tradition that is a worthwhile read.

I couldn't get through it without crying.

Catholic Tradition Article
Some excerpts:

A very wise older priest once told me that "whenever you see dissent from Traditional teaching and rejection of the sacred, the problem is usually below the belt." He left it at that. Was he ever prescient!

Whenever I read about such suffering priests, amidst the trumped up "priest shortage", I cannot stop crying, while the world pays little if any attention, preferring Father toastmaster of ceremonies who only talks of sin in the way the world talks of it, not Jesus Christ. Yet, the Saints and Angels rejoice if these "little ones" are faithful to the end, for they earn a great crown in Heaven; I am neither, so I weep.

There is so much substance and thought that it is worthy of taking the time to read. I'm melancholy. I have hope and trust but it cannot always alter my mood. I'm trying not to beat myself up too much over "feelings".

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm a dab hand at melancholy! i have suffered 2 severe episodes each lasting a couple of years i've survived is solely by the grace of God..

God bless you