Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 22:53:36 -0600
Subject: We all struggle

        The first sight of your reactionary anger made me angry, but then as I
read the responses you have received, I realized that this is where you
are, spiritually, at this time in your life. 
        We all struggle with the unkown to some degree.  They aren't called
mysteries for nothing.  I have simply come to a different conclusion
than you have.  It's all in what you have communicated to yourself.  We
all need God, but you have told and convinced yourself that it's all
bull, and I see it, and I have convinced myself it's all good. 
        Don't be overwhelmed and discouraged by the situation you find yourself
in right now.  Simply know that whatever you have done, there is nothing
God won't forgive a repentant person.   
        I am a God-loving Catholic, and with good reason.  God has given us
life, unconditional love, infinite mercy (forgiveness), hope, and
peace.  And since he has made himself known to us, we are responsible
for our actions, and answerable to him for our conduct.  God has also
given us his commandments, so that we might grow to be more than what we
are.  The only way to grow is to take them seriously, because God
created us, and knows what is best for us.

Sincerely, your brother in Christ.