This post captures why I'm officially retiring from Catholic blogdom (not withstanding my morning attempt to defend Barb N over at Patheos). Apologies to Abbey Roads readers if I've offended you over the years, though understand that I have a very dry sense of humor and some of my poorly executed jokes were undoubtedly taken as my actual will and testament. Apologies to Terry for the same, and sorry for disagreeing with you so many times on your own blog. Very rude of me. I have learned more of value on this blog and from it's readers than any where else on the Catholic internet, and so thank you.As a parting word of advice: God is so much more holy, perfect and humble than we realize--he is truly the Lamb that was slain out of love for us--and we really are temples of the Holy Spirit. Put on the mind of Christ and keep the temple unspoiled and He will do great things through you (even if these things are mostly hidden from you). Pax Christi.
Scott - I doubt you have ever offended anyone here on this blog. You are a good man.
Scott, I am sorry that I have never read your blog before this time. I just took a look at it and I thought it was wonderful. I see that you have started a street ministry now. I will pray for you. I live in NYC where there are a lot of street people, and I find them much more real than those who live in "normal" society. They are so grateful if people just take notice of them and don't walk by them as if they don't exist. Most of them have been pretty beaten down, and I know that if Jesus walked the earth today, He would be spending a lot of time with them. God bless you, and I do hope that once in a while you will blog about your experiences and your spiritual journey. I think we can all benefit from it.
Thanks CiB. I can relate to your experiences. I've noticed that when I walk around in working poor or blue collar areas that people are more open and welcoming, but in the heart of downtown it is very chilly. I've also noticed that asians, hispanics and blacks are much more open to my presence than the white liberals that dominate Portland. That's something for Tea Party-type catholics to really ponder...
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