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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Weird religion stuff

So.

This afternoon my phone rings, and it's Monsignor King from Immaculate Conception Church.

Because, you see, about two years ago I got my annulment papers from the jerkoff sent to ICC in prep for the wedding that's coming off in a month at Ponder United Methodist Church. But see, Msgr King was loathe to bless our marriage unless Sam went to RCIA and became Catholic. Which was, for me, one of the final straws on this Catholic camel's back, and which is a large part of why I began exploring other churches.

And two years later, Msgr King calls me. And says, so hey, when are we doing this wedding, and I say, hey, we're doing it in August, wanna come?

And he tells me that because I've joined a *gasp* Protestant church, that I've lost all hope of salvation.

I told him very politely to stick it up his cassock and slammed the phone down in his ear. I'm amazed I didn't cuss a blue streak at the bastard.

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It likely won't do any good, but I'd think about writing a letter to his bishop and complaining about the monsignor's conduct.

Not worth it. I'm VERY happy in the church Sam and I chose over a year ago, and frankly, this old man just isn't worth my time.

Ah. I was trying to edit it when you replied... I'm thinking more of it ads him needing to be taught the old bit about honey vs vinegar.

This guy is about a thousand years old. He'll be dead soon. That's revenge enough. :)

From Luke:

10:25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

10:26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."

10:28 He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."

I have always had a problem with the priest at Immaculate Conception. Heck I got one of them "called to Rome" to explain why he was too "busy" to come for Last Rites for a patient.

I'm always flummoxed when people know God's will so perfectly, or tell God what it is! (And then there's the focus on heaven/hell, which also tends to throw me.)

Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults. It's conversion classes you attend for a year or so to prepare to become a Catholic. And NOT required under canon law in order to marry a Catholic in the church.

something similar happened to my brother and SIL when they wanted to get married. SIL is Catholic. Bro is...how to put this..heathen. The local parish decided that they needed to belong to their church for 1 year and that Bro needed converting right away. Well. That will never happen. Never. And of course, without the blessings of the priest they will be living in sin. Whatever.

So Bro & SIL called a non-denominational minister who was only happy to bless their marriage in a beautiful waterside sunset wedding. Needless to say, they have not stepped foot into that Catholic Church. SIL is from Venezuela so they plan to be married in her cathedral in the next year or so. Let the good times roll!

You should tell him you're moving to Manila and getting married by Cardinal Sin. (Except that he's dead.)