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Dear CM Friends:

As some of you know, I'm quitting my job. By July I shoud have moved to the countryside to work in a little town inside a dormant volcano to work with the Parish priest and the few nuns who tend to the sick, the extremely poor and the elderly (sometimes all packed into one person).

I know that there is a very fine line bewteen Justice and revenge (note that I don't capitalize it). Management is trampling all over everyone in the office, and I'm the only one with the guts / freedom to say: Enough.

My "problem" is that I have so much political clout that I just have to make one phone call and they willl have so many inspectors, that the company will pay a lot of fines, and shake all the way to Spain (our main offices) and Abu Dhabi (our owners).

I feel that I'm standing over a cliff, and I'm afraid to fall into a pit. It's my soul's life that's at stake. I understand perfectly well that this temptation has come to me now that I subscribed again for a month, and I'm learning / remembering what being a Child of God is all about; I'm trying to pray the 54 day Novena & go to daily Mass (can't always, but try); I adopted a Cardinal for the Conclave and more... above all, it's Lent!

I don't want to be selfish and ask for prayers today, of ll days, when I wish we were all in a retreat praying for the Conclave, but I'm really in a life or death situation.

"And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But instead fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell." Mt 10:28

Bless you all,

Mari

Mar 12th 2013 new

(Quote) Mari-894290 said: Dear CM Friends: As some of you know, I'm quitting my job. By July I shoud have moved t...
(Quote) Mari-894290 said:

Dear CM Friends:

As some of you know, I'm quitting my job. By July I shoud have moved to the countryside to work in a little town inside a dormant volcano to work with the Parish priest and the few nuns who tend to the sick, the extremely poor and the elderly (sometimes all packed into one person).

I know that there is a very fine line bewteen Justice and revenge (note that I don't capitalize it). Management is trampling all over everyone in the office, and I'm the only one with the guts / freedom to say: Enough.

My "problem" is that I have so much political clout that I just have to make one phone call and they willl have so many inspectors, that the company will pay a lot of fines, and shake all the way to Spain (our main offices) and Abu Dhabi (our owners).

I feel that I'm standing over a cliff, and I'm afraid to fall into a pit. It's my soul's life that's at stake. I understand perfectly well that this temptation has come to me now that I subscribed again for a month, and I'm learning / remembering what being a Child of God is all about; I'm trying to pray the 54 day Novena & go to daily Mass (can't always, but try); I adopted a Cardinal for the Conclave and more... above all, it's Lent!

I don't want to be selfish and ask for prayers today, of ll days, when I wish we were all in a retreat praying for the Conclave, but I'm really in a life or death situation.

"And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But instead fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell." Mt 10:28

Bless you all,

Mari

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Mari,

I pray that you find the strength to give this fight over to the Lord. Let Him handle this and let His will be done. I understand where you are coming from in this situation but please don't give in to the earlhly temptation of revenge. "Vengeance is mine, And I decree the punishment of all her enemies: Their doom is sealed." Deut. 32:35

God Bless you

Mar 12th 2013 new

You have my prayers Mari....but I agree with Jason. rosary Praying rosary

Mar 12th 2013 new
Hugs and prayers to you, Mari.

God knows what's in your heart and may He continually bless you with enough strength as you face the challenges ahead.

Here's praying that justice be served. Amen.
Mar 12th 2013 new

Hugs and prayers...as Jason said Vengeance is mine saith the Lord...leave it to Him. Praying hug rosary theheart

Mar 12th 2013 new

Thanks so much, Jane. I really need help.

I have the Beattle song "A Little Help from my Friends" in my head...

Jason, Thanks for the quote... Nothing like His Word to exorcise those taunting me.

hug to Jerry & Mische, too.

Mar 12th 2013 new

Mari,


God Bless you on your journey for spiritual clarity, refinement, and for your ability to pray and to forgive. It is always a challenge to "turn the other cheek" when we have been offended or hurt, as Jesus taught us.

I was in a similar situation recently with a career move - I guess when I didn't put enough prayer and love and forgiveness into the situation, and brought the workplace problems to light with management, I found myself the one to be sacrificed and let go, instead of the other parties involved, even though myself and another co-worker were tactful and respectful. Management and companies have a funny way of dealing with such things.

In all things, Mari, pray, forgive, pray, and forgive again! Pray for the people and management you work with - that they may see your true faith in God, and their hearts will not be hardened. I pray that whatever you are facing, and what you will do, by your example and witness, that others will have the courage to leave, to speak up, and to forgive, and move on. Good luck and blessings onyour new endeavor, and the wonderful, radical, and holy way your will be serving others and growing in your own faith! My prayers are with you and the people you work with. Be blessed to be a blessing!

Mar 12th 2013 new

(Quote) Mari-894290 said: Dear CM Friends: As some of you know, I'm quitting my job. By July I shoud have moved t...
(Quote) Mari-894290 said:

Dear CM Friends:

As some of you know, I'm quitting my job. By July I shoud have moved to the countryside to work in a little town inside a dormant volcano to work with the Parish priest and the few nuns who tend to the sick, the extremely poor and the elderly (sometimes all packed into one person).

I know that there is a very fine line bewteen Justice and revenge (note that I don't capitalize it). Management is trampling all over everyone in the office, and I'm the only one with the guts / freedom to say: Enough.

My "problem" is that I have so much political clout that I just have to make one phone call and they willl have so many inspectors, that the company will pay a lot of fines, and shake all the way to Spain (our main offices) and Abu Dhabi (our owners).

I feel that I'm standing over a cliff, and I'm afraid to fall into a pit. It's my soul's life that's at stake. I understand perfectly well that this temptation has come to me now that I subscribed again for a month, and I'm learning / remembering what being a Child of God is all about; I'm trying to pray the 54 day Novena & go to daily Mass (can't always, but try); I adopted a Cardinal for the Conclave and more... above all, it's Lent!

I don't want to be selfish and ask for prayers today, of ll days, when I wish we were all in a retreat praying for the Conclave, but I'm really in a life or death situation.

"And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But instead fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell." Mt 10:28

Bless you all,

Mari

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Mari -- you will need to continue in prayerful reflection about this.

My thoughts differ from the others, but for a different reason.

What are you truly seeking -- revenge or vengeance? Or are you trying to have problems corrected, problems that may deal with moral issues and fair and just treatment; or an ethical way for the company to do business.

You will need to distinguish between them, and consider what your true motivation will be. Sometimes it's best to leave things alone and just walk away. Somehow the Good Lord takes care of business in His own way. But....if the company's policies and procedures are resulting in unethical/immoral conduct and you have the ability to end it, it could be a courageous act that you perform. You could possibly be hellping countless others that are forced into whatever is going on. All of this must be carefully weighed. Sometimes it's necessary to speak out to address unfairness and injustice. It can be an effective means of bring about a worthy solution. Will the practices continue and possibly become worse if you remain silent?

One question is if you could possibly remain anonymous so that the whistleblowing wouldn't follow you. I doubt this would have any effect on your new position, taking care of the good Fathers. But is this change permanent or meant to be a temporary escape?

I'm sure you will give careful and prayerful thought to this dilemma and reach the right decision.

Mar 12th 2013 new

(Quote) Ray-566531 said: Mari -- you will need to continue in prayerful reflection about this. My thoughts differ fro...
(Quote) Ray-566531 said:

Mari -- you will need to continue in prayerful reflection about this.

My thoughts differ from the others, but for a different reason.

What are you truly seeking -- revenge or vengeance? Or are you trying to have problems corrected, problems that may deal with moral issues and fair and just treatment; or an ethical way for the company to do business.

You will need to distinguish between them, and consider what your true motivation will be. Sometimes it's best to leave things alone and just walk away. Somehow the Good Lord takes care of business in His own way. But....if the company's policies and procedures are resulting in unethical/immoral conduct and you have the ability to end it, it could be a courageous act that you perform. You could possibly be hellping countless others that are forced into whatever is going on. All of this must be carefully weighed. Sometimes it's necessary to speak out to address unfairness and injustice. It can be an effective means of bring about a worthy solution. Will the practices continue and possibly become worse if you remain silent?

One question is if you could possibly remain anonymous so that the whistleblowing wouldn't follow you. I doubt this would have any effect on your new position, taking care of the good Fathers. But is this change permanent or meant to be a temporary escape?

I'm sure you will give careful and prayerful thought to this dilemma and reach the right decision.

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Thanks, Ray. You are always insightful. since I'm a nerd & absolutely love words, here's the definition of revenge that I "liked" best: "1. The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation." I picked this one because it includes retaliation.

I hope some issues will be corrected, like paying for overtime & 24 hr shifts, and due compensation for working on national holidyas. These practices will remain until someone stops them.

I cannot remain anonymous on this. Lawyers have to be drawn in. Nevertheless, I have chosen to do as little as possible so I won't "fight back". I feel like I have a machete in hand, and I'm opening a trail for those who work with me. They will get the respect any worker deserves.

I went to that place for a week, starting Ash Wednesday, to go to daily Mass, etc. I even, on a whim, went on a pilgrimage. One day, after Mass, the oldest nun greeted me. I told her: "Please, Madre, pray for me. I want to come live here and work with you". I don't think I have ever seen such a smile! She was spechless!!! She does not know me personally, but she knows mom & stepdad. Both are Lectors, & mom is Extraordinary Miniters of Communion. I have "done the rounds" with her before in Panama & the town. To se the faces of the elderly or the sick when one enters the room!!! Glorious!!! Some are sooooo poor, yet they get flowers from the garden and light a candle by a Crucifix, the statue of a Saint, or a card.

You see, this in sot Plan B! I'll be offering all the love I have to His Children until He finds someone for me heartbeat to walk towards Him through the service in His vineyard.

hug Mari



Mar 12th 2013 new
Prayers that you are blessed with a forgiving heart and peace in your life....
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