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But in some churches, that community support may be lacking, especially if the techie individual is unmarried or far from family.

This is one thing that I run into. Since my job moves me about ever 4 years, it is sometimes difficult to form community with the church, especially for people who get intense talking about their job. I am blessed that I am now in a bible study (24 months) that in letting me form closer relations with people in my church.
6 posted on 11/03/2007 9:49:57 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: Talking_Mouse; NYer

My father traveled all over war torn Europe as an MP escorting dignitaries or high value prisoners. Being a devote Catholic he always did his best to attend Mass, wherever he went he was instantly welcomed into the community and what little they had they shared gladly. He continued the tradition of visiting other parishes on our family vacations (mostly camping trips) and I noticed the same kind of instant welcome home feeling as we greeted other families leaving after Mass. I am doing the same with my family now and the strong feeling of being home has never diminished. It’s great to know that I can travel and never leave home

My Protestant friend calls the Catholic Church the McDonalds of churches. I don’t know if that is a compliment but I find that it’s the same Jesus at each parish I visit and I never leave hungry.

Thanks for the post NYer , I am a techie also but I have been blessed (thru the pervasiveness of remote control and DSL) with not having to travel much in my last few jobs.


8 posted on 11/03/2007 10:24:36 AM PDT by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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