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Believing today

I’ve been so infatuated with the Word,

eager to explore, indulge, learn anew.

I’ve been so deeply trusting in the capital

Love of God.

I’ve been so, so hopeful

to become a woman of faith

in a progressive, welcoming community

and live a life along the Sacraments

to express my awe and wonder

for human life.

Perhaps this is the junction

where the Church and

I finally go separate

ways. Because I do not

belong to a community

who openly shuns others.

About Marie-Sophie Guntram

Marie-Sophie is a language lover at heart and a linguist by training. She's currently seeking to make a living and, more importantly, a life.

3 comments on “Believing today

  1. lynniecredo
    May 27, 2015

    Sophie, you have said it so artfully and meaningfully. Your statement expresses my concerns exactly, and people seeking a spiritual path cannot help but feel a great loss at knowing of belief that shuns others. We are separated from traditions that have guided us throughout our lives. No wonder we had hope for change….but how long should we hope when our values are being set aside in the name of religion. Thanks you for this piece and all of your reflections!!

  2. Marie-Sophie Guntram
    May 27, 2015

    This is such a lovely reponse, thank you! I doubt I’ll be leaving the Church anytime soon, although this statement truly does hurt my soul.
    …I’ll most likely be staying for the people – and the hope that’s so much greater than these ignorant words. Hope we can talk face-to-face again soon!

  3. Anonymous
    June 1, 2015

    Hi Sophie, long ago somebody told me something that helped me a lot on living with these stark contrasts within the Catholic church (which, by the way, I am every day more far apart). Think of your family, from parents, siblings, aunts, cousins, etc. Surely, as in every family, there will be many lovely people, and few who you disagree with, and maybe very few that you may even be ashamed of, for what they say or how they behave. Yet, have you ever thought to leave your loving, supporting family, the love of your parents, just because a cousin of yours said something stupid? Well, the same holds for the Catholic church. It is a big family, and there is place for everybody.

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This entry was posted on May 27, 2015 by in writing some poetry.