The Crushing Feeling of Disappointing Others

Sunday evening began the latest young adults conversation & learning session at my parish, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Downtown Hamilton.

It is the first group activity I've done in the Church since RCIA when I converted so many years ago. I tend to practice my faith in solitude, not hidden, just not in group discussions within the parish.

I listened intently, only speaking briefly once when my thoughts were requested. These discussions are new to me. The topic turns to our human fallibilities and failings. Another parishioner notes that we then to be more diligent when others can see us, and that the must crushing of failures are those we commit which negatively effect others.

Very true, and it hit close to home for me. I wasn't sure about joining this group, I left with spiritual and corporeal enlightment - looking forward to next week.