(quote) Lynea-297530 said: Re-reading your post I see that I mistook your meaning. My apologies.
My eyes begin to get sore when I'm on here too long. (me --->
Yes, I've read those encyclicals.
You were responding to my response, which was a response to Larry, responding to Judy.
So I'm confused; are you implying something about my response to Larry responding to Judy? Really? My comment wasn't just directed to Larry, but the who attitude in general that says we shouldn't discuss our faith if it hurts other's feelings, regardless of what anyone is supporting.
You mentioned you had not read my post, but I assumed you at least made the inference off of something you read from my post. That's just odd. I'm not sure why you made that point.
I think we are back on the same page. I just thought I sensed triage with a chainsaw...
I have recently been looking at the sexual issues revolving around truth and morals (orthodoxy) differently, even on CM. More like a nurse, physician, or EMT in a M.A.S.H. (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital; sitcom) unit.
In fact, CM could be called "Catholic M.A.S.H...".
Our bros and sis are freshly wounded from the battle field of the sexes (and exes). And, they are just sensitive in some spots. So, I'm less concerned about hurting someone's prideful feelings -- -- who doesn't have one or more of these? -- but their real experience of loss, grief, disappointment, self-recrimination and shame in their broken hearts. Most are already probably a bit embarrassed about being here on CM in the first place. I know I am. With ALL of my family and friends long married with kids....
So, for me, it is like being a priest in a Confessional. The fact that anyone is on CM -- already puts them halfway home and deserving of respect, if not outright admiration. Some have already dragged themselves from the bar scene (or even more unlikely places to find lasting love) and are vulnerable and humbled enough. I don't feel the need to rub salt in anyone's open wounds as they reconnect the stars dancing around after bumping into the Church walls outside. If they are good willed they will see how the 7/7 etc. are not 7 prison bars against personal freedom, but actually 7 flying buttresses holding up a majestic cathedral that, once inside, will protect what they desire most -- A flourishing fruitful love affair that lasts forever.
(Please humor me...but I have to go whimsical. It just occurred to me that the top security prison in the TV series, "Walking Dead" actually became later the safest sanctuary in the Apocalyptic Zombie world...the very same walls that kept the bad boys inside became the walls that protected the good guys from the chaos outside. You might be surprised I actually enjoy this series!)
I just want to hug these escapees from zombie land of brain sucking, heart breaking worldly relationships, bless them, assure them God loves them, is infinitely merciful, and has a huge wedding feast planned for them. All they need to do is continue to put one foot in front of the other, give themselves time to heal and feel alive again, see clearly how orthodoxy is their best man and bridesmaid and then its off to the altar!