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Old 06-06-2019, 10:32 AM
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I'm now working in a different office of my "company." I moved there for a lot of reasons. Many of which have to do with getting more exercise, less stress, better ability to concentrate, etc. An added benefit, is that I am now working on the same floor with two of my favorite former managers. Both are Christians. They are not loud about it, but if you know what to look for - you know. One of them is a devout Catholic, who helped me greatly years ago when I was going through a lot of struggles at work and with my Autistic son. She wears a rosary bracelet every day, which is how I found out that she was Catholic. We also have a lot of other things in common, especially the fact that she has a nephew who also suffers from Autism. So I am greatly comforted, not only by the benefits of my new surroundings, but also by the presence of at least one very devout, pious catholic who I can always go talk to. This person spends much of her vacation time going on religious pilgrimages. She always carries a rosary, and is always joyful. Wonderful lady. I'm very happy to know her, and to once again be in touch. God is good. All the time.
Wow, how lucky you are! Outside of Church, I know exactly two people who are RC...one works at a lumber store I frequent, and the other is a Rep for my door supplier. He goes to Church and brings his kids, but they are not baptized!
I'm working on him....
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Yes, I am lucky. A couple of years back, I spent four years working for a manager who was a real hard case. She was a lawyer and CPA, and I believe an atheist. She was raised catholic, but I think had rejected her faith. She had a very bad relationship with her dying father, and just seemed confused. She made life absolutely miserable for a few of us unfortunate enough to work for her. I feel like I've died and gone to a different place. Not quite Heaven, but far better than where I was. Hopefully I can retire in a few years and then maybe start my own business - where if I'm blessed with success and can hire, will be very gracious to my employees.
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During that time, I also had 4 other catholics in my group. Most of them really downplayed their faith. It was like they were culterally catholic, but not religiously. They probably found me a little hard to take sometimes.
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During that time, I also had 4 other catholics in my group. Most of them really downplayed their faith. It was like they were culterally catholic, but not religiously. They probably found me a little hard to take sometimes.
Know what you mean. I'm remodeling a kitchen right now for a family, and early on, the Mrs. told me she was Catholic. I was VERY happy as you can imagine. Just yesterday, I told her I needed to leave early to make it back in time for First Friday Mass. In the ensuing conversation, she mentions that they spend some spiritual time on Sundays at home. Not attending Mass.

A gentle reminder then to the importance and requirement of Sunday Mass was greeted with a sheepish look. Sigh. So many folks call themselves Catholic, yet don't follow teaching.

I'm going to continue our conversation...
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Unfortunately there are many luke warm Catholics who don't live their faith and are as you put it are culturally Catholics. Some of them end up leaving to become "born again Christians", but its because they never took the time to learn about our foundation, history and direct lineage and open themselves up to or during the sacraments.
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Cabinetmaker, I feel like it is a divine appointment for you to be working in their home! May their hearts turn back to their upbringing, to God, to their church! May their hearts be softened to hear God's drawing of them....and may they obey. And may you be used of God to love and speak Truth during this time.
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