Once upon a time I made a CD with a handful of original songs I’d written. Not that I’m a great musician or singer, but having the ability to do so it was a goal of mine to put out a CD with my songs. I made that dream a reality in 2008. One of the songs that is on that disc is called “Humpty Dumpty”. Like the nursery rhyme, only this is a love song.
As you can probably guess it does have a familiar chorus: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not put Humpty together again.
So what does this have to do with anything? I’ve been struggling here lately and feel just a little too much like Humpty Dumpty. I want to tell all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to keep working at it until they find a way to put ole’ Humpty back together again. There’s hope, there’s got to be. Right? I just don’t know where to find it. Not really sure how to describe it, except it feels like the curtains are closing. It’s not like I don’t want help. Heaven knows I’ve been reaching out. But I just can’t seem to get what I need. Not through the VA, not through private counseling, not through CR, not through anything. Common’ king’s horses and king’s men, put Humpty back together again already.
Do you or have you felt that way? Let me know.
Pope Francis, I appeal you to meet the needs of survivors of clergy sexual abuse by making reparations commensurate with the damage, emotional or otherwise, caused to survivors. I have ideas on how to do this. If you can’t do this, then I respectfully ask, on behalf of the Church, you to stop receiving communion until such time that the Church does. Because until the Church does, it will not be in communion with the saints. Sincere contrition is meaningless without reparations in kind. Demonstrate to the world that the Catholic Church is catholic; that is, the Church Jesus established with Peter as the rock, the first pope; that the Church practices what it preaches.
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Wishing you much love and peace,
“Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa
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An excerpt from the blog The Effects of Sexual Abuse Never Go Away” – “ A child is likely to be left with strong feelings of anger, fear, shame, hurt and disappointment”. That’s some of the reasons why 45 years later I’ve never told my story. Yes, it’s hidden and yes it affects me to … Continue reading Anonymous
Thank you for posting…Sharing intimate details is scary. Thank you for being so brave and for reaching out to others through this blog. I know much of your heart in this blog. Your openness and honesty is quiet beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
‘You make the reality of what you and other victims have suffered so very clear, but we all need to know that it happened. People want to help, we want to speak up and reassure, but sometimes, we just don’t know how. We are learning, hopefully. God bless you and your journey to complete peace.’