Re: [MOL] The Meaning of Serenity [02897] Medicine On Line


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [MOL] The Meaning of Serenity



Dear Jenny,
I have to work very hard at my religion.  I too was raised a Catholic and I cling to the Church because it is familiar and comforting to me when I feel so all alone and helpless.  I have a lot of moments of doubt because the world is so large and I just can't figure it all out. However, when I just let myself relax and stop worrying about God and if I am doing this (my life) correctly then I find myself talking to Him or praying if you will.  I do find that the old Catholic fears creep in once in a while ( you know like having to say the rosary or having to go to Mass or Else)
and then I get angry not with God but with everyone who says that they know what God wants us to do.  I believe that we are all here for a reason, to do a certain job.  But I don't believe that God makes us ill or allows us to get hurt.  I think that is part of this crap shoot of life and we just have to roll along.  We need to face our problems, be it cancer or something else, and then make the best choices for us.  I guess what I am trying to say is that even though I sometimes have doubts, there are times when I believe that God and His Angels are with us trying to help us get back on our feet, pointing us in the right direction. Those are the times that I need to listen to my body and my sense of what it is that I need to do.  Is this Faith?
I'm sorry if this is confusing, sometimes it is hard for me to get my thoughts straight.
Gail
-----Original Message-----
From: Litmind@aol.com <Litmind@aol.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] The Meaning of Serenity


>I guess I have to comment on the religous views, as well.  I commend those
>that have this strong faith.  In fact I am envious of you for I wish I had it.
>I have tried to have it.  I was raised Catholic and for many years of my adult
>likfe I followed the Catholic religion but I never really found comfort in it.
>Then about 16 years ago it seemed that God simply moved to egypt or somewhere
>equally as remote.  It seems he has not found it necessary to let me know he
>is here for me.  I pray that he is there and I want to have the faith but I
>have not been able to find support in him or from hi.  I am so glad so many of
>you do.  Jenny
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
>from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
>at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
>majordomo@lists.meds.com
>with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the line:
>unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
>where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email
>address.
>------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
majordomo@lists.meds.com
with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the line:
unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email
address.
------------------------------------------------------------------------