You know...I'm really getting tired of hate, the polarization of this country, the religious right equating Obama to Hitler and Stalin. I was going to write up another complaint about the Catholic blogosphere but what's the point? There will bloggers who exist to spew out complaints about fellow Catholics ad nausem, so why waste the energy complaining about them? Yes, some of the blogs I enjoy will always be bombarded by those who can define who is and who isn't a Real Catholic and will spew out a nasty, mean spirited and uncharitable comments. These are not the people who sit beside me in the pews on any given Sunday. Still, it disheartens me as a Catholic to see Catholics stand in judgment of fellow Catholics. Only God can judge the hearts and minds of men, not other men (or women). So, when I see that anywhere I will always get angry.
I spent Saturday in a Workshop for Catechists and when I left the workshop, I felt so good about my faith, so energized and so confident that I was going to be able to be Christlike and be able to set up an example of Christ in the World to the children I teach. Guh... here I am bitching and complaining, spewing out rather judgmental comments myself.
It's a sin to judge others, isn't it?
Still, while I find some members of my own church can be frustrating and terribly judgmental, I've never heard any bullshit to come out of a (present day) Catholic priest's mouth, not even a bishop has said anything like this like this guy . This is serious batshit crazy stuff and if I ever heard it preached from the pulpit in any Catholic church I ever attended I'd walk out immediately. I posted a comment at this blog , and now I'm curious to see if I'll get any traffic back or a return comment.
I need to find something to temper my mood. Maybe I'll find a nice reflection or a pleasant Biblical reading to post following this. Grr!