A silly thought came to my mind while i was at work, something along the lines of “what kind of catholic woman are you becoming ?” i decided to explore the possibilities of answering this question and i came up with this.
1. I am the catholic woman who doesn’t care what you do with your sex life or your born or un-born child
Because when I choose to reflect on the issue with my heart and brain; I realize that what’s “wrong” for me might be “right” for you. Besides, who am i to force my approval or disapproval unto another woman’s body?
2. I am the catholic woman who rushes into the emergency shelter clothing room during my volunteer shift to hand a low-cut sexy top and a handful of female condoms to the street entrenched sex worker who is deeply buried into her heroine addiction. BECAUSE she requested it and isn’t ready to hear my monologue on “
why she needs to quit her EXTREMELY HIGH RISk line of work”
Like she hasn’t heard that speech before. The #1 lesson that i have learnt from my experience with working/volunteering with high risk populations is HARM REDUCTION
3. I am also that catholic woman who take a minute to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, my special Angel and God asking ….
Lord, teach me to breathe understanding, compassion, acceptance and healing through my words but mostly through my actions. Give me the strength to see the PERSON not the DECISION
In the end i realize that contrary to the do’s and don’t of my catholic faith, I have found a happy medium and it sits right in the middle of CONTROVERSY … and I AM NOT SORRY