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« on: March 11, 2004, 05:56:36 PM »


Yes, I know I'm on a self-imposed fast from posting here (or anywhere) during Great Lent, but if it's for prayers, I think this is okay.

I've reached a crossroads in my life and just don't know where to go.  Reflection on my sins of the past year have torn open some old spiritual wounds and caused an even deeper reflection on those wrongs I've done to others in the past decade or so, causing me to slip close to scrupulosity and into downright depression.  I'm feeling overwhelmed at work and the living at home thing is now far past old; the current financial situation disallows any moving out anytime soon, which is an immense blow to my pride, I might add.  The only consolation, aside from the Holy Mysteries (thank God for Lent and its increased liturgical schedule, even at a Greek Catholic parish!), is my girlfriend, but she is worried that all this negativity I'm feeling is caused by her, which is as far from the truth as possible.  

I humbly ask for your prayers that I see what God has lain out for me and that I have the courage to go that way, instead of continuing on this rather depressing spiral I've found myself in.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2004, 06:31:07 PM »


"...you could not bear, Master, in the compassion of your mercy to watch the human race being tyrannised by the devil, but you came and saved us. We acknowledge your grace, we proclaim your mercy, we do not conceal your benevolence..."
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2004, 07:00:27 PM »

You have my prayers as well.

Scrupulosity is something I struggle with as well, and it often overwhelms me in ways I care not to think about. I understand, and will offer up my simple prayers.


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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2004, 07:02:25 PM »

Prayers for strength & enlightment.


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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2004, 07:29:33 PM »


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