When I was bedevilled by rules, I hated it,

year after year, the forty-day reminder of

how sorely I was disappointing God.


But in my current practice, there is

suppleness, there is ample breathing room

for Grace, and for her soul-embracing Light.


The Spirit is no longer being strangled

by the iron hands of Obligation & Prohibition;

rather: Faith lives, Hope shines, Love flourishes.

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Written on 2021-03-11 at 07:34

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I can't be Christian, but, if I could be, I would be Orthodox. Catholicism is punitive, downright nasty. Orthodoxy seems genuinely humane.

poetic pilgrim The PoetBay support member heart!
the utter definition that faith conveys is that it must be portable

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Historically, the Catholic Church did not become the most pervasively powerful and wealthiest entity on the planet by its kind and gentle and forgiving ways.

You've found a way that suits you, and that is a wonderful thing. "Faith, hope, and love," are truly words to live by, and with.