But I am going to serve myself up a slice. Before I type anything else, I am going to scroll down to my post from last Sunday about "A better use of your time" and take my own advice........
Ok, I'm back. :-) There is a blogger who is going through a very scary ordeal right now. I'm not going to link to it because I don't want to exploit her sorrow and because I strongly disagree with most things that she has been posting over the past few months. If you know who I am talking about then you will understand that I became especially angry with her a few weeks ago when she was going on an anti-Catholic rant and she didn't post my comment that said simply "*****, I am sure that you are now aware that your blog has readers that span across many Christian denominations. We may have different religious beliefs, but we all share the desire to be the best wives and mothers that we can be. Perhaps we can all find common ground. I am not asking you to change your beliefs but to simply consider that your attacks of other denominations could hurt some of the very people who read and support your blog." My comment was NEVER posted. Whatever. It made me angry, but I just stopped sending her comments. Why do I still go there if I find her site disturbing? There was a time when I was able to sort through the stuff that I didn't agree with and leave the rest. I guess I keep hoping that she'll head back in that direction. I also have an old friend who goes there and posts. This friend has become an IFB and won't talk to me anymore because I am seriously considering joining the RCIA program in the fall. It's how I check to make sure that she is still ok.
Anyway, this blogger is going through something terrible right now involving one of her children. I have been debating whether or not I should leave her a comment letting her know that she is in my prayers. But a funny thing happened when I was reading through her comment section. I saw the names of people who I know are Catholic (from reading various blogs) who let her know that they are praying for her. (In case you didn't know, this blogger is very hostile toward the Catholic religion. She doesn't consider them Christians and has gone out of her way on several occasions to make folks who tried to defend Catholicism look like horrible people. Now, she won't even let Catholics comment in their own defense because she considers it false doctrine.) I'm not even sure if she or her loyal followers are aware of who they are. I was truly humbled when I read what these kind ladies had to say. (Don't worry, I won't reveal any identities!!)
I'm going to go now, put aside my pettiness, and let her know that I have been praying for her. I am a mother, and I know that a mother's heart bleeds for her children. I pray that she can find peace and strength.