Thursday, March 5, 2009
OK, It Is Lent and I have Fallen Again
I know...I know. Only a week into Lent and boy have I failed miserably in trying to be a better person. Here I am supposedly attempting to be more loving towards my fellow man, more understanding of those who I disagree with and look at what I wrote. Geez Max can't you just ignore those who get you riled up? Be more saintly and just shut up and pray for them? Umm.. I tried??? Yeah, I know.. no excuse.
Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa! (gee that isn't in spell check-sorry if misspelled..another fault of mine, laziness.)
Let's see I have managed to mentally rip on the wealthy, the extremist right wingers, the selfish, MSM talking heads, extremist, ummm... who else? Well, dang! For me that isn't too bad! At least it is my usual suspects. Although I did find myself prejudging a nice lady in class when she claimed Obama's health care reform will be >socialism> and will mandate all medical personnel to preform abortions. Now I am as anti-abortion as the next Catholic, it is wrong and a grave evil and should never be done except in extremely rare, grave circumstances where there is no other possible choice. (Hey I have even marched in DC at the big Pro-Life rally.) I read Luke Chapter one and I believe life starts at conception (without a doubt!) BUT the Freedom of Choice Act is not even up in committee in the Congress yet and Obama has not made an Executive Order yet (and I pray he doesn't, this was the one problem I really had with him. Otherwise after 8 years of Bush/Cheney I would rather have a bowl of oatmeal in the Oval Office then another republican). Health Care reform IS A SEPARATE ISSUE ,PEOPLE!!!! And for people to blindly say that health care reform is socialism!!!!!!!! PU_LEAZE! (DittoHeads who do not want to think outside their dittohead boxes, talking to you. Or have compassion outside of their own wallets. The Me generation continues from the 70s but now they are aging closed minded selfish sycophants instead of EST trainees. )
This country is falling apart medically and the only ones profiting from it are the Insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies and all their thousands of lobbyists! Why can we not have a system like our northern neighbors Canada? Where is the compassion for those less fortunate? Is it always socialism if the wealthy have to pay the same percentage in taxes as the rest of us? (Warren Buffet said he paid ~17.5% taxes on his millions the same year his secretary making $60,000 paid over 35%-even he said it was wrong and the rich need to belly up and pay. Google it Feb 2009) Is it socialism when someone on disability cannot see a dentist because no dentist in the area will take you if you don't pay full price up front and there are no slding scale service available to those on SSDisabilty? Is it socialism to take care of the suffering with dignity and quality health care?
And here I go again!!
Oops... OK I better call it a day and do some serious praying because this inner frustration and rage is just feeding off each other in no productive ways ( Altho aren't we all called to correct the sinner and didn't Jesus say that after obeying God above all else His second commandment was Love thy neighbor as I have loved you??) So am I wrong in calling out the wrongs I perceive in my countrymen if I seriously think these wrongs are detrimental to the good/soul of the people? Did not Jesus go out and cure the sick and feed the hungry and give hope and love to the masses? Did he not tell the wealthy man to give away all his possessions and follow him, and that it is easier to pass thru the eye of a needle then for a wealthy man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Not that their aren't many, many wonderful generous loving wealthy people that give so much to lift up so many.. May God bless them all!!!
OK tomorrow is another day... maybe I can get an appointment for confession? It is long overdue and I am disgusted with the sins I carry on my soul...
to any I have offended, I am sorry. I will pray and do penance for those who have made me so upset... thank goodness we have a merciful God who knows how weak and small we are. Jesus forgive me I have fallen again and again I have hurt you with my pride and arrogance. Forgive me dear God for what I have done to your beloved Son my Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed Mother pray for me to your Divine Son.
at 11:48 PM