Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Case of Catholic Guilt

My friends and I were discussing plans for Easter weekend last week when I realized that I will spending the holy days Good Thursday and Friday at a Casino. I made fun of myself thinking, "Isn't that a sacreligous thing to do-I have certainly strayed from the Catholic school girl I once was." I know that there is at least one friend from my past that would most definitely condem me for it.

In truth, I am not that much of a gambler. My husband and I really looking forward to escaping from Chicago, taking a road trip with some good friends and getting a chance to relax and catch up with them for a few days. We do enjoy playing Black Jack together, so we figured why not... I only feel a slight case of Catholic guilt, but, with all of the things going on in the Catholic church more recently and over the last few years, who are they to throw stones?

As far as my spirituality goes, I must admit, I haven't been to church on a regular basis in some time. The last few years, I have been distracted and somewhat disappointed in the church communities I have encountered so I have strayed. This past weekend, my husband and I actually went to a non-denominational gathering. It was very different from anything I have been to and we decided that we would continue going. The music and the message were more relevant and you could tell people truly enjoyed being there. It was a nice change.

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