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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Jane Eyre to Fr James Martin

He asks, over at America magazine, What should a gay Catholic do?

She answers, Do as I do: trust in God and yourself. Believe in heaven... I advise you to live sinless, and I wish you to die tranquil.... We were born to strive and endure -- you as well as I.

I would add something: stop thinking that you are your disordered sexuality.

We all have problems, tendencies to sin, handicaps, burdens, diseases, disorders, broken parts of ourselves -- we are not them.

We need not identify ourselves so, nor let them define us, to take over our humanity.

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