I love this photo because it reminds me
of when I was praying at Our Lady's altar
in the empty church in the gymn
at my grade school.*
A note to self.
It seems to me, that in their discernment process, not a few devout Catholics seem to spend a lot of their time studying other Catholics, looking for any chink in their armor, any fault or indication something is morally wrong with them. Like the Pharisees, they look for ways to entrap others they don't understand or happen to disagree with, while they sift and strain every word, every action, in order to condemn. Today some Catholics do this not only to one another, they do it to the Pope.
What each man can change, first of all is himself. And each will have - indeed, must have - some influence on the people God brings into his life each day. He is expected to be a Christian, to influence them for good. He will in some small way at least touch their lives too, and it is in that touching that God will hold him responsible for the good or ill he does. In that simple truth lies the key to any understanding of the mystery of divine providence and ultimately of each man's salvation. " - He Leadeth Me
*Photo note: That was when some kids shouted out at me from the second floor, "Your dad is a jailbird!" I learned early what it is like to be judged by others.