This has been a challenging month for me. To start, it is December. This month always seems to be a stressful time. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Secondly, someone stole money from my account. Yes, I am now a victim of having someone steal my credit card info.Anyone who knows me, I am not one to not try to help out my fellow neighbors. I could do better at that, as we all could, but by no means am I a stingy person. I provide a life for my family, and I would do just about anything for my friends. At the end of the day, I am not a model Catholic, but I try. Which is why this incident is pretty disturbing to me. I mean, it did not mean I have lost everything, but it did put a damper on the things that my family and I have been striving for.
Also, as many in the world know, yesterday was the start of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy. Oh, it is an extra special time, with a focus on the individual and showing, well, mercy. Exciting times, and something that I have not fully experienced in my life, and I am looking forward to it. Kind of ironic for the situation I currently find myself in.
So, while I am overly pissed, to say the least, I am in a very interesting predicament. I do not condone the theft of anything for any reason. There is enough in the world to go around, and I believe that there is no reason to take from others what you have not earned. I also believe that if you are in need, there are places to go to get help, if you are willing to humble yourself. While I do not know the person who decided that I was going to be the person funding his or her activities, and I am very upset with the actions that they took, and the agrivation and sadness it has brought to my household. While I do know I would never be friends with this person ever again, with the Grace of God, I am going to find a way to forgive this person. It is going to take lots of prayer.. but that is my goal.