Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I Guess This Must Be A Bit Of A Pity Party
I really enjoy Facebook. It is really quite cool. I have been able to get back in touch with many friends. But the other side of the whole thing is being daily confronted with my former classmates from seminary.
I look at them and hear about their lives in their churches. I hear about their vacations and their new houses. And quite frankly, I get really pissed.
I have had another set back with a situation involving a church check that did not clear in time because the treasurer has a freaky control thing and feels the need to HAVE to mail my check to me. When the 1st or the 16th fall on Saturday, that means that it might take up to four days to get the check to clear. Well, you guessed it. I knew this was going to happen, and it did.
But if I did not have to leave the ELCA, I would probably still be in a congregation that could pay me enough so I could be paying my bills instead of putting them in forbearance. I could be doing church things instead of doing coffee things. I could pay to take the cat to the vet instead of trying to get her to crap on her own. (Don't ask.)
I enjoy keeping in touch with my friends, but I also hate it. It is like having salt continually rubbed into my wounds.