I am a freak for Jesus.
Why else would I subject myself to conversations that defend the church's teaching on contraception and ART while I can't conceive another child?
Conversations that are so difficult to have because the topics, words and vocabulary I use are so very foreign to the listener.
I look like a complete freak.
I get the feeling that the people I speak with (which are only a few) feel sorry for me because they perceive me as a sucker for belonging to an oppressive church.
Then, I think of the Litany of Humility.
And, the Sorrowful Mysteries- particularly the crowning of thorns. Jesus gave me a supreme example of how to love and suffer and be humiliated.
Then I think of all of you. And, I know I'm not alone.
Do you ever feel like this?
Thanks for having my back.