Disclaimer: If you are not Catholic, you may not "get" this post.
It hit me yesterday as I checked FB, that there are still so many ignorant people out there. You would think, in this day & age, that there would be less. A friend's (who is not Catholic but seemed genuinely excited) status update:
White smoke coming from the Vatican! A new Pope has been selected. Don't know who he is. Live coverage on TV now.
My heart fell when I read the 2 comments below her status:
Satans servant! Many will follow and many will perish because of his false teachings. So sad that the media covers it so greatly........ of course the shows how wrong it is. So sad.
New pope- old pedophile?
Of course I had to put my 2 cents in:
This is definitely an exciting time for Catholics world-wide! Can't wait to see the good that this man does in the name of God!
I normally wouldn't comment on things like that, but I just had to. There have been times in my life when I've "strayed" from the Church. This happens to be one of those times in my life. I should know better: It seems that every time that's happened, there has been some event in my life that has drawn me back. This also happens to be one of those times in my life.
I don't deal well with things not going right in my life. I like to live in my bubble, pretending that the whole world is a sunshiney place where everything goes right. Sometimes that bubble bursts... big time. Sunday night I had a really hard time staying asleep. Laika wanted out around 2:00, and then I couldn't get back to sleep. A lot of times when that happens, if I start to say a rosary (even if I don't have one in my hands) I'll fall asleep. Then, I started thinking about the thing that burst my perfect little bubble, and asked Saints Monica & Augustine to help out. The result: I went right to sleep and actually felt pretty good on Monday. I was able to let a some of the worry go.
Work went well, too. Monday night I had a talk with CH about some things that had happened (work related) that really had me down. His comment was something like: "Sometimes you don't have the best attitude". I had to laugh at that. Partly because he was right, and partly because I really, really try to have a good attitude at work. If you don't have a good attitude, the kids suffer.
I hate that I feel like I'm talking "in code", but there are just some things that I don't feel comfortable putting out on the blogosphere. Thank goodness next week is Spring Break, because I need to get my life in order...professionally & personally. Hopefully I can take that week to do some soul-searching, rest, and get geared up for the last 9 weeks of school!