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Offline Schultz

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At the crossroads...
« on: March 11, 2004, 05:56:36 PM »
Friends,

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.

In Christ,
mikey.
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Re:At the crossroads...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2004, 06:31:07 PM »
Prayers!
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"What people say when they speak on their own account is repellent and murksome, for their words do not come from the living spring of the Spirit, but are spawned from the morass of their own heart, a bog infested with the leeches, snakes and frogs of desire, delusion and dissipation; the water of their knowledge is evil-smelling, turbid and torpid, sickening to those who drink it and filling them with nausea and disgust."

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Re:At the crossroads...
« 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.

hmmmm...

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Re:At the crossroads...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2004, 07:02:25 PM »
Prayers for strength & enlightment.

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Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re:At the crossroads...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2004, 07:29:33 PM »
Prayers!
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