September 25, 2009 7:42am CST
I've been living outside my home country, Germany, for almost 30 years now. For 20 of these 30 years I had hardly any contact with my fellow Germans, my friends and aqcaintances were mostly Americans and obviously Mexicans. 10 years ago I really got into catholicism, I mean not just on a theoretical level. I went to Church almost every day, I prayed the rosary (sometimes for three hours a day). If I get caught up, I get caught up. I'm back to 'normal', whatever that is, but the teachings of Jesus Christ left a deep impact on me. Now, being human, I was also really picky. So for me the main message of His was that we are all sinners. I really liked that, I could identify with it, I've found, at least partially, the truth. I wasn't alone anymore! So whenevr I talked to my students or friends about that matter, it was precisely what I emphasized: We are all sinners, you can't help it, it's part of human nature. What a self-serving interpretation of mine! I just found out, after a couple of serious talks with a German lady who studies theology, that this is not the case, it's NOT his main message. His main message is all about love! I really laughed my head off for a couple of days after that. Have you ever picked a partial truth, be it of a religion, or politics, or what'have you, something you liked so much that you turned it into a new dogma. I'm just glad I can still laugh about myself, things can't be that bad! LOL
25 Sep 09
wow that's unbelievable. I was trying to figure out which 10 years you got to know them. anyway, welcome to the real world. I've heard of the "sin" theory, but Idon't take it very seriously. I think, as a human being, o less or little harm to others is always a holly truth.