Urban Catholic

I’m not religious by any means but still often, pop into church.

To quote Bunny Mellon…I’m a different sort of Christian. I don’t really come by to pray, I stop in to talk with God because he’s a dear, dear friend of mine.

But unlike Bunny, I do still pray, like the dickens, as a matter of fact.

What do I pray about? You name it, knowing that prayer causes shifts in the worst possible circumstances.

Take this cold for instance where people are suffering. A couple I know who live in a loft have had no heat for over two weeks, sleeping in their clothes surrounded by electric heaters.

And they’re the lucky ones since their pipes have yet to freeze.

Rumor has it, city shelters are turning people away because they’re overcrowded, many sleeping in the subway to keep warm.

This is a glimmer of what it must have been like during the depression when people were out of work, living in tents because they lost their homes. It’s why my grandmother loved FDR so much, keeping his picture framed on her mantel next to all those she loved.

He showed up on his steed, well if one could call a wheelchair a thoroughbred, to inspire hope and lessen fear saying, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

My friend Tom who makes fun of my love of history likes to say, FDR gets the Big Balls Award for saying such bullshit to people who had nothing to eat but stale bread.

All I know is, if only someone would speak like that now, how much better would we all feel, even if just in theory.

Hope is what prayer is all about, besieging the powers that be to intervene for those of us needing intercession, or at least its possibility.

Where there is no way, God opens a way, they say around the altar.

I don’t formally consider myself Catholic anymore for a number of good reasons, one being, God gets such a bad rap being used by religions he had nothing to do with.

We blame him for the priests that stray and those who protect them, like a celestial scapegoat with wings. That’s not to say he answers every call, but the world is collapsing at the speed of light remember, so one has to just realize, he’s very busy.

Maybe as we pray, it’s like taking a ticket at a good bakery. You just need to wait your turn.

PRAYER NUMBER 4,809.

Finally!

That’s me God…

I was just wondering…

SB

 

 

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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42 Responses to Urban Catholic

  1. Sorryless says:

    SB,

    You rock so beautifully when you’re ruminating on all life’s matters big and small. And I LOVE that quote by Bunny Melon.

    FDR would be ashamed at how fear has become a commodity which our country’s power brokers peddle for their own profit. There used to be a sanctity to so many things, from church to leaders. We didn’t expect perfection, but we did expect that our prayers had a place to call home and that political promises resonated with a collective strength.

    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Oh how we miss and could use a positive message. As for your approach to religion & church, I smiled – good for you.

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  3. Dale says:

    Beautifully written, Susannah. That Bunny quote is the best (and all that chitchat between you and Sorryless was such an eye-opener for this here Canadian…)
    Prayer, when used for good, no matter in what form, should always be an option…

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  4. I’m so glad you still pray. I, too, enjoyed the conversation with Sorryless.

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’m a lapsed Catholic too. I pray so seldom that I figure when I do it should count extra. The hope that comes from prayer is where the true power of prayer lies. And the peace that one finds inside a church of any denomination is good for the soul and helps us see our way more clearly.

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  6. It’s what makes LoA (Law of Attraction) so close to my heart. We can pray (discuss, whatever) and, through God’s efforts, our convictions, deep down, are brought into play and reality begins…

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  7. I like that quote, Susannah. That’s the point of it all, to have a relationship with God, not to do any specific rituals. Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I’ve been going to mass lately, to pray, and what’s interesting is to see how packed it is. No one seems deterred in their faith despite all the scandal being addressed. It’s because you can’t blame God for the bad behavior of anyone, even his professed representatives. He’s innocent, and I’m sure as appalled, and disappointed as anyone.

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  8. Can I get a big ole A M E N up here?

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  9. chicoinematt says:

    Praying is the same thing as talking to God.

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