We prayed that God would give us a clear sign if we were supposed to leave so I thank Him for answering that prayer. My heart would have broken if that had been said in front of my already confused children. I think they want to get rid of us so we don't cause trouble so part of me wants to go back and stir things up to wake some people up. Please pray for this priest. He had a special place in our hearts for what he did for my dad as he was dying and it breaks my heart that he spoke of us this way.
Blessed be God!
From brutal experience, I'd be grateful that the smack-downs did not occur in front of any of your children.
It goes away, and you think it's all going to be all right, and then BAM, the kids have terrible nightmares or worse as a result. I had a hideous nightmare again last night over people whom I truly loved not sticking up for us the way we would have done.
IMO hearts have grown cold all over the place. God Our Father is maybe trying to teach us to rely only on Him, that's all I can understand.
May God bless you and your family.
In the soft age that we live in, men have little opportunity for true heroics, there are no noble fights to fight anymore, so we complain about the grass growing too fast or some other such triviality.
Now, here comes a noble battle, a fight for the truth! You are ostraczed for doing something noble, going to have your children confirmed a Bishop that everyone loved, but now they have abandoned like a leper, because they are affraid of peer pressure. Is this not exactly what happened with the apostles when they all left Christ? Have we something better to do than to fight this fight?
For a man, there is nothing more invigorating than to fight for a noble cause, and I consider it an honor to be able to back Bp. Williamson, when everyone has turned against him. I consider it an honor to oppose the entire world if it need be, if I have the truth on my side.
What can they do, shoot me? What is there to fear? Keep going to that chapel and keep a happy face, be kind to everyone, it will throw coals of fire upon them.