‘Have you ever been hurt by your expectations?’
In my youth I lived two houses over from a Catholic
Early in a brand new school year I went with friends
to sign up for CCD class (Catechism).
To register a parent had to fill out the required form.
My Mother simply told me I couldn’t attend without
sharing a reason then placed the paperwork in the
Determined to learn about religion each Sunday I
At first it was scary since I had no idea what to expect.
I watched other parishioners and since not an official
member knew better than proceed to the Altar for
When I turned eighteen, I registered for adult religious
It wasn’t until my father passed away that I learned the
reason Church was off limits.
I had a half-brother. This was my dad’s second marriage.
Back in the 50s and 60s people rarely spoke about marital
Above is one of numerous incidents throughout life that
created extreme distrust in humans.