posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 08:55 AM
The problem, as much as it is a problem for any of us, with priests, pastors, gurus, or holy men of any kind is that they too are human. I have to
say that from my own experiences in the christian church (Baptist and Catholic) that those I often came in contact with were so focused on their
service to god that they forget to serve god is to serve our fellows. It's unfortunate, but choosing the path of such a servant of god does not come
with a prerequisite of wisdom, compassion or understanding.
But the strength in this too is knowing that they are no more or less than us. No greater than we can be. That the Creator speaks to all of us
equally, without reservation if we listen, and without concern for hierarchy or status.
I also wanted to say that I've been moved by private communications I've received. It is a blessing to touch someone, letting them know they are
not alone. To this, I also wanted to say publicly that should any feel too overwhelmed not to fear seeking the help of professional medicine. I too
have been here. And there are times when chemicals can go a long way to right the balance until we are strong enough to stand on our own.
With this and a strong spiritual life (I would never profess the benefit of one to the exclusion of the other, something my former doctor completely
agreed with) there is hope for healing. It is to our benefit and to those around us to be as strong as we can. The greater our confidence in
ourselves, the stronger the light along the path.
Thank you, friends.
[edit on 29-11-2008 by TravelerintheDark]