12/9/14 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Thursday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 9. December 2013 19:30

I will warn you right now.  This blog is going to be about religion.  I know this topic can get heated so if you want to exit my blog now I understand.  However, I have encountered some problems with my son being baptized that are frustrating me.  I have been raised Catholic, went to church every weekend, went to a Catholic grade school and even high school.  When I went to college I sort of lost the path temporarily and even into my first few years of marriage.  But, of course, having a son has made me realize that I want the same kind of great experiences and memories for him.  I want him to have some kind of faith and spirituality instilled in him while he's growing up.  He may make whatever choice he wants as an adult.  While I was pregnant we started making an effort to go to church again.  This is a new church from when I was growing up because we have now moved out to this farm.  I knew I wasn't crazy about the priest because I couldn't connect to his sermons.  They were old-fashioned and he never related to "real world" experiences other than to lecture us on too much greed, too much ambition, too much pleasuring ourselves, etc.  I was looking for something more modern I think.  But, nevertheless, I wanted to give it more of a chance.  We became members last weekend and met with the priest on Monday to see about getting our son baptized.  I was startled by what occurred:  we were given the 3rd degree for why we were married outside instead of within the church.  I actually had wanted to get married at my old school but they had turned me away saying I was no longer a member of the parish and for this reason would have to wait 2 years or more to be married there.  I thought this was ridiculous and hadn't wanted to wait that long.  The priest actually seemed skeptical that my previous church would've made me wait so long.  He made me feel like I was lying and I left his office feeling like a bad person.  For what?  because I'd temporarily become inactive and not been married as a Catholic. In order to get our son baptized we were going to have to take classes and get remarried as a Catholic.  I'm OK with this but the priest was not welcoming nor was he friendly.  If he's going to be guiding me in my spiritual journey shouldn't he be welcoming me with open arms and making me feel good about myself for wanting to be a member again?  Now I am utterly confused as to where I should have my son baptized.   I have now heard similar stories about others being grilled to become members and get their son baptized.  It completely shocks me that a renewed faith would turn into guilt.


Breakfast - 

JC Frosted Hoops


 1 cup fat-free organic milk

Lunch - 

JC Turkey Burger with lettuce and tomato

Sugar-free jello

Snack -

2 clementines

Dinner - 

JC Chicken Parmesan 

Broccoli with 1 tbsp. margarine

Snack - 

JC Brownie

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Katie's Healthy Eating

Comments (2) -

12/10/2014 6:49:25 PM #

I just have to comment on this.  It sounds like that church is all about "religion," NOT faith.  This is something that frustrates me greatly about certain denominations.  I could go on and on about this, but I will just say, you know my church would welcome you with open arms at any time and you would LOVE our pastor.  He is about as real as it gets and EVERY single sermon is relatable to our lives.  I know it would be a 30 minute drive for you, but I know several people who drive much further than that because they feel it's that valuable.  Ok, enough ranting for now...

Joyce Kuras
Joyce Kuras
1/4/2015 2:45:56 AM #

The most important factor that everyone is forgetting, is that Jesus Christ must be Lord in your life.  It does not matter where you were married or how long you have been away from Church.  Jesus said:  You must be born again.  It is a new birth, a spirit soul, and body committed to Him and Him alone.  To obey His Word and to put what He calls sin OUT OF YOUR LIFE.

Matthew 7:7:  Many that day will say Lord Lord..... but He will say depart from me your workers of inquity, I NEVER KNEW YOU.

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