I guess today I realized the reason I wasn’t frustrated and worried was because I had been completely ignoring what was happening. And what little Francishock news I had to deal with I simply dismissed with “He’s not going to break the Church.” Then I read a few things like this and this and started feeling the same way. It just seems like it’s accelerating now. [In finem citius.]
I still believe that the Holy Spirit is in charge. I’m just not so sure I know where or how I’m going to be living my vocation in the coming months and years.
I need to pray more. A lot more. May the Lord grant you profound peace and strength in all this. You’re very much in the center of it. Nonetheless, don’t underestimate what a powerful encouraging witness you have been through countless articles and comments, not to mention all the ongoing sacramental work you do. God bless.
Fathers, let’s make a pact.
When the news starts to get to us, let’s reground ourselves in prayer and attending to our duties. Also, perhaps read less about all the bad stuff going on. For example, for the last couple weeks, I – who have Current-News Attraction – have simply not reviewed my regularly DVR’d programs. I’ve been considerably more light-hearted as a result.
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