I left a bad message I guess. I will leave MS about a half hour after I die. I needed time away because I was out of sorts. Some things were bothering me, and I needed to spend time with God as a moment of converson. One of the brothers here assisted me in that conversion. I am feeling better and more focused today.
Also guys, I can take Catholic bashing, because I bash the hierarchy myself. The local Milwaukee paper has an article about me in it, in tomorrows' issue. I expect the Archbishop will call me, because I talked about the effects of abuse to me personally, and the problem predator priests and bishops with out a heart, have done to all of us who still say we are Catholic. I will stand by what I said. I am too old and too worn to be afraid anymore.
I do, however, think we can get stuck in litigation, or in therapy that does not go anywhere, or in a way of thinking that does not look to moving on, and I suppose many other ways. All I say is let us not get stuck--anywhere.
My going away was not a problem of anything you guys said,so much as my reactions to a list of things in my life at the time. Things are better now. I simply have to accept, that something that is a problem for me, will only get worse and not better. I just did not want to bitch at anyone here, and I could have done so had I not withdrawn and sought spiritual guidance.
Take care, and thanks ahead of time for understanding my crabbiness.
If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.