Don't project who you wish/want/hope the other person is onto them. Let them show up to you as themselves. Then see where that takes you.
Great topic Ann.
Be careful if you open your heart and show compassion, kindness and a little humor.
It can be totally mis-read by many,,,not by all thankfully,,,Then our sweet, kind Catholic brothers and sisters may dive in for the kill and attack your open heart and compassion and humor.
Don't assume that everyone is a merciful, loving Catholic/Christian,,,,at least not practicing..
Don't assume the goodie-goodie stuff on someone's profile is real. Like most things in life,,,,"If it sounds too good to be true,,,it probably is NOT true.."""""""
Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness..
Ease my troubles
that's what you do.!!!!
Shouldn't we be singing this to all people on all levels,,brothers,,sisters,,friends,,,Sweethearts,,Moms,,Dads...ETC..