Three Weeks to Confirmation

Just Be God’s: A Call to Continuing Conversion is a series of blog posts. You might want to start reading it from the beginning: Here.

April 6

Three weeks to confirmation. I started thinking about how this whole being Catholic thing is going to go down. I have no idea. For me, even though I wasn’t raised Catholic, it feels like the whole “come home Catholic” thing. But it’s not like I’m coming home Catholic for me, but for all those who hated and were violent and divisive Christians before me. Having an Italian heritage means that half of me is very Catholic/Christian, probably since Paul in Rome. Or likely, being that I have red hair, my Italian side probably goes back to some barbaric pagans… Anyway, the other half of me is not at all Catholic, generationally, anti-Catholic. I know on both sides no one was perfect, and all sides probably did something wrong. But all sides did good too. I’m here, aren’t I?

I realize how flawed this thinking is. I’m not perfect either.

Like something far back inside of me is being healed somehow for someone(s), and the Saints are rejoicing. I’m not simply reconciling for myself, but for many many others in my line who couldn’t. And that’s ok, because eventually, it will be healed, and I have to hope that to be true, and try to embody that as best I can.

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Spread the love: Making 9/11 a Day of Forgiveness

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Reposted from BetterLifeHealing.com. Spread the Love.

Today is Patriot Day, a day of remembrance for the attacks of 9/11.  This happened 12 years ago, but with the Syrian conflict looming in the background TV news of our supper tables, it’s as close to home as ever.  Continue reading “Spread the love: Making 9/11 a Day of Forgiveness”

Perfection: I should have done better.

Nobody’s perfect… But you can feel pretty awesomely close to perfect! Take a deep breathe after each statement… Continue reading “Perfection: I should have done better.”

God will never forgive me.

Will God forgive me?  I certainly hope so.  But really, that’s not really what this post is about, it’s about when we feel so bad about something we did, we think God will never forgive us.  The fact is, we’re already forgiven, and really we’re struggling with forgiving ourselves.   Continue reading “God will never forgive me.”