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Discussion related to living as a Catholic in the single state of life. As long as a topic is being discussed from the perspective of a single Catholic then it will be on-topic.

Tobias and Sarah's story is from the Book of Tobit, and his journey is guided by Saint Raphael.
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Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) Ann-1035042 said: Maybe I'm just being persnickety here, but w.............
Not persnickety at all Ann, We of the older generation would do well to re-adopt your child like views but our "baggage" has our wings tied............

Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) Roystan-340472 said:
Wings .......... and (shake, shake, shake) tail feather .......... in a loop de loop ....................


Is a right-winger an unhealthy personality with a broken left wing? Is a left-winger an unhealthy personality with a broken right wing? Is a moderate an unhealthy personality with two broken wings? Is a neurotic an unhealthy personality who can't stop and change direction because of broken tail feathers?

I find it difficult to understand that when a "bird" with a clearly "broken" critical essential or two( like a wing... or two) does not seek medical (professional) assistance, but rather would elect to remain so restricted while seeking "feel good" relationship assistance instead which usually does not best address the ailment.

In the case of this metaphor or analogy, how can one be satisfied with being grounded when one is surely meant to fly?

Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) John-971967 said:

In the case of this metaphor or analogy, how can one be satisfied with being grounded when one is surely meant to fly?

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Jan 18th 2014 new

Now, a bird with chicks who are not ready to fly the nest yet may not have it's wings tied, but common sense tells it to stay with them; they must be provided for, protected and taught how to fly and survive.

Being grounded of one's own choosing is not brokenness; nor should focus on primary responsibility be construed as "baggage".

Jan 18th 2014 new
In that respect, John, aren't we all broken? Be it through sin, or unresolved pain, or dreams that remain unfulfilled, we are broken. We are meant to soar to great heights, to be the best that God intended. While we can be happy staying "grounded", at least for a little while, it is nice to think that someone will come along to help mend our wings, lead us to God, help us get to heaven and lift our spirits. That could be any one of us that is called to friendship, marriage, parenthood or mentorship. The important thing is to make those connections that bring out the best in both of us.
Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) Karen-712407 said: smile
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Jan 18th 2014 new
All healing is in the "breaking of the bread"

And we all come to the table broken, or must reach the point where we realize we are.
Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) Kathy-635104 said: In that respect, John, aren't we all broken? Be it through sin, or unresolved pain, or dreams that remain unfulfilled, we are broken. We are meant to soar to great heights, to be the best that God intended. While we can be happy staying "grounded", at least for a little while, it is nice to think that someone will come along to help mend our wings, lead us to God, help us get to heaven and lift our spirits. That could be any one of us that is called to friendship, marriage, parenthood or mentorship. The important thing is to make those connections that bring out the best in both of us.

No, not all are broken. It does not mean perfect, but all the essentials function fine.

Well, yes we all have certain flaws, to an extent, but we should not look at another as our fix-all. The primary responsibility rests with the individual, not others.

Serious, or critical elements requiring major repairs generally are best handled with professional or institutional help; that is, by those specifically trained and equipped to yield best results. Having another at our side to assist is always the preferred scenario. But reciprocity by some means is essential, otherwise it turns into a bust.

Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) John-971967 said:

No, not all are broken. It does not mean perfect, but all the essentials function fine.

Well, yes we all have certain flaws, to an extent, but we should not look at another as our fix-all. The primary responsibility rests with the individual, not others.

Serious, or critical elements requiring major repairs generally are best handled with professional or institutional help; that is, by those specifically trained and equipped to yield best results. Having another at our side to assist is always the preferred scenario. But reciprocity by some means is essential, otherwise it turns into a bust.

And maybe you just got to the bottom of it John, unrequited love is the most difficult to experience.
Jan 18th 2014 new
(quote) John-971967 said:

Now, a bird with chicks who are not ready to fly the nest yet may not have it's wings tied, but common sense tells it to stay with them; they must be provided for, protected and taught how to fly and survive.

Being grounded of one's own choosing is not brokenness; nor should focus on primary responsibility be construed as "baggage".

Yes Kathy !
And in the meantime we choose to raise our ' 'chicks' the best we can on our own but stay open to love's healing.
Thank you John, I never did think of my children or my choice as baggage but on occasion some men have.
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