We’re at U already?! Where did the time go? I can’t thank you enough for joining me on this wonderful ride. We’re united in unity, right? We better be, because that’s what we’re talking about!
We debunked some bunk about Third Orders yesterday and you should totally check it out. We also talked about my favorite atheist. He’s super cute.
What is it?
Unity is the state of oneness amongst persons especially. To be unified in beliefs and values.
Why did I choose to share this particular “U” with you?
In this whirlwind of a month and as a Catholic, I am like you in that I love fiercely, I laugh, I fall flat on my face, I find the humor in the sadness, and I am certainly not perfect, or typical. It’s from this place that I am looking to be unified with you. In our oneness of humanity and caring for others. It’s from this unity that I want to understand one another. Let’s just start here, my baggage and yours. Let’s throw all the contents on the bed, like you do after a trip. I am a mix of what you wouldn’t expect: adult Catholic convert, remarried to an atheist, covered in tattoos – did I forget to mention that!?, I drop the f bomb more than you’d ever guess – I know I didn’t mention that, I watch trash reality TV, was raised in an urban neighborhood in Brooklyn (putting it mildly) and have no accent at all (classical voice lessons stripped me of that!), learned Spanish in High School (I’m Puerto Rican remember?), learned how to cook Spanish food from a cookbook and my husband’s taste buds and I don’t know how to dance salsa. I was too white to hang out with the Spanish kids, and too dark to hang out with the white kids.
It’s because of all of these unexpected “tags” that I abhor dissension, disharmony, division and disunion. Basically, I am hating the letter d in that sentence. This is why the Catholic faith resonates with me. It is the whole for me and how I preach it to you. This is why God’s message of love, hope and charity is still being talked about today whether agreed upon or not. Can you imagine? The words you say today, being spoken about and lived for thousands of years after your death? Why wouldn’t I at least check that out? Why wouldn’t you? I’m not trying to convert you. I couldn’t if I tried, that’s not my thing. That’s between you, your heart, and God.
It is my sincere hope that I’ve at least changed your mind about some things and have shared just enough of my soul that you will share yours.
I leave you with the words of Pope Francis:
Come back tomorrow to read all about my Catholic take on the letter V. I am blogging my way through the alphabet with others who are doing the same.
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