Who are the Duggars?
I may have heard of them. I may have run across the name online - but I never paid any attention.
Then I came across a blog post mentioning the Duggar family in connection to the Ashley Madison hack. I did hear about the Ashley Madison deal on the news - but I never paid any attention.
What does that have to do with anything? I guess it's about not putting people on pedestals? Projecting perfection upon so-called role models? Then being scandalized when they maybe don't measure up?
Who does that?
I never put anyone on a pedestal ... can't do it anymore.
So anyway Poodles, a few words of advice for when the going gets tough:
"Never take a man for your example in the tasks you have to perform, no matter how holy he may be, for the devil will set his imperfections before you." - John of the Cross
"Perfection does not lie in the perfections the soul knows it has, but in the virtues our Lord sees in it. This is a closed book, hence one has no reason for presumption, but must remain prostrate on the ground with respect to self." - John of the Cross
“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda or even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery; it means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.” -Cardinal Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, Archbishop of Paris 1940-1949
It gets better.