Faith and the Pope

Paying attention to the Pope was definitely NOT on my ‘to do’ list.  Enjoying post-pubescence into my 40′s, and running a small business occupied all my time and attention.  Didn’t need religion or God to complicate my already busy life.  Then it happened.  One of my subscribers dropped a box of books on my foot and broke it in half.  Pins about 12 inches long protruded from all over the foot.  These steel daggers were holding fragments of my foot together and doctors warned “If you distu…

  1. Nanda Panjandrum

    Glad to hear that you’re healing, Lynne, in so many ways…Good to see you here!  Hoping that your excursion in the world of wheels, etc. is a temporary one; thanks be for talented, take charge friends and neighbors!  Praying…  

  2. Schrodinger
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    Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.Luke 5

  3. Baja
    Finding an elderly priest with a hearing aid, was tops on my ‘to do’ list.

    Funny line – but I understand it oh so well. While I’m active in my parish & work with my Pastor weekly I’m waiting for our Lenten Penance Service where I can see a Priest who isn’t my Pastor. Can’t remember when I went to Confession last. You aren’t so far from this cradle Catholic who has stayed active in the Church all my life. Let me add my agreement with the previous post “welcome home”. We can pray for each other.

  4. Tom Lindholtz

    You might want to read CS Lewis’ “Surprised By Joy”. Your experience sounds not unlike his. Oh, and, welcome home.

  5. KC Mulville

    St. Ignatius of Loyola was a soldier, who wanted nothing to do with the church or religion. But a cannonball shattered his leg during a battle, and he was completely helpless. He did pick up a book and started reading about the saints, which fired his imagination, but there’s no doubt that a great part of his spiritual awakening came because he recognized his own helplessness.

  6. Helen Imelda

    Lots of us have come back. My return was in 2009. God uses many different wells to reach His children. Mine happened when I came across Direction For Our Times. Not only brought me back to the Church but gave me back the feeling I had as a child. :) 

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