On the other hand, I ran into something at Mass that sounded interesting enough to pass along. I sure hope I got this straight.
Catholicism isn't - as far as I can tell - about making folks feel so awful that they'll go out and buy a book about how the world's going to end in four or five years.
On the other hand, my faith isn't one of those 'feel-good' religions.
I recently heard a priest say that one of the few things that contemporary culture thinks we should feel guilty about is - feeling guilty. He's got a point, although I get the impression that we're supposed to feel guilty about carbon footprints, having children and fur seals - and that's a whole mess of other topics.Romans 3:23)
Does that mean that I should wallow in anguish and sorrow, beat my head against the wall, and scream like a banshee?
I really don't think so. (Romans 3:24-31, for starters)
On the other hand, I think it might be a good idea to reflect on what I have been, work on what I am now, and hope for joy in what I may become.
- "Demons aren't Dull"
(November 30, 2010)
- "Studying the Bible: Carefully"
(November 16, 2010)
- "Well, That's Interesting: Benedict XVI and the Bible"
(April 27, 2010)
- "Being Counter-Cultural: I am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been, a Hippie"
(January 12, 2010)
- "Modesty: Living in Balance"
(August 16, 2009)