posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 10:43 PM
Originally posted by chief_counsellor
Are you a practical Catholic male, obedient to the laws and precepts of the Church and over 18? If so, I recommend looking into a council near you.
U2U me and I can find a council in your area.
Well, to be honest, I'm not sure what you mean as "practical"?
I tend to go in and out of being lukewarm and humbly obedient. I love and believe in the Holy Trinity. I love the Blessed Mother. I am one of Padre
Pio's spiritual children. I love the Church. I love my religion. But, I'm not there every Sunday if that is what you mean? It's weird........I go
through periods where I'm zealous for God (attending Church, communion, confession regularly) and then I fall lukewarm. I wish I could ride the
"spiritual" high forever, but sometimes it kinda leaves me. This doesn't change my beliefs though.
Another thing that I might have going against me in your organization is that I am a celibate, inactive, gay man. This is a "sticky" issue with the
Church! But, I am inactive and celibate! I lived a wild life when I was younger, but came to the realization years back that the gay lifestyle was not
for me, and that my happiness would be found elsewhere......this was when I guess I really got into God and religion again (after tuning it out for
years). So, I've been inactive for almost 5 years. Done tons of soulsearching. But through all I've experienced and been through I still have my
faith, which has led to hope and eventually love in a form that is good for my soul, and what lies hereafter.