I have heard it all and seen it all — just about.
But I do have to say this: it is a soap opera when it comes time to watch how some over the top Catholics judge others they think are not good enough. It is more like “As the regular pew folks eyes roll inside their heads” while others stay away from the church, which is one way to deal with these nagging Catholics who by no means in my estimation ever really want “real sinners” to ACTUALLY COME INTO THE CHURCH AND BE FORGIVEN.
To do that would take too much work and well, the further judging by these folks would tire them. It is too much work to ACTUALLY BRING THESE PEOPLE IN. THEY HAVE BEEN TO JAILS AND HAD KIDS OUT OF WEDLOCK AND OTHER ICCKY STUFF LIKE THAT.
I PROPOSE THIS: THROW THE JUDG A HOLICS WHO more JOY IN NOT NOT NOT EATING MEAT ON FRIDAY INTO THE COLD GULF OF MEXICO ON A WINTER DAY. REASON: GIVING UP CHOCOLATE AND NOT EATING MEAT ON FRIDAY IS ALLLLLLLLLLL THESE CRAZED FOLKS DO. THEY DON’T PRAY. . But I also hear some got crazier and added Wednesday to really get the “ONE UP ON EVERYBODY ELSE ON THE SUPERFICIAL BANDWAGON.”
TO those people I wonder and ask this: when was the last time they read Scripture and took the initiative beyond their judging ways? When was the last time they really and truly went the EXTRA MILE AND ASKED the Divine Spark of God’s Love that is in us all about this?
Just a thought.
And to clear the air, I am not mad. I am more mad and angry at the superficiality of some of these folks and others on the other side of the spectrum of life. We are being used to play into their special need to show off. I am mad how people use others in relationships and do not keep their word to others. They are greedy and well, don’t care. They lie and don’t care.
Maybe we ought to start not paying attention to them and advise everyone to really pray beyond having to run their mouths on and on and on and ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE FIND THE TRUTH in a quiet manner that doesn’t draw attention to yourself or their selves.
Remember to love and not pay these attention getters any heed. But do pray to go deeper. Pray against the superficial on both sides of the spectrum of life. Turn off the club music of bad relationships and Fox News for ONCE.
Really pray this Lent while eating a burger . Pray in your own words and mean it. You are going to be surprised.