well this is a new and daunting step for me. My name is Jack and I live in far western NSW. I was bought up in a Catholic household. Attended Catholic schooling and went to single sex schools.
I had and have nothing but good thoughts about my faith. I do honestly believe in something and have just cut out “the institution” of church because honestly, their negativity against the community is unnecessary.
so it’s between God and I. I can still attend mass and feel good.
I do however, still feel there is a block in me to complete self acceptance. To truly believe that I am ok and loveable. I guess that little voice in my head is still there and the feeling of guilt or shame is still there because the church still preaches that it’s wrong.
why is this an issue, well because I cut myself off from people, I’m terrified people will k ow and so I still “hide” in plain sight.
many of my gay friends tell me to give up religion and walk away because it’s evil and hate fuelling etc and I get how they have that feeling but I don’t see or feel that
so that leaves me on my own not connected to the gay community hiding in the catholic one
I’ve spoken to Psychologists etc but no one really knows how to move forward
does anyone know of any churches I can follow or be a part of?
resources I can read
I am lonely and alone and I don’t know how to move forward