My salvation comes from me and only from me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Back in those days we were taught we could find salvation only through faithfully following Rome’s rigid rules and regulations. And if you screwed up (that is, “sinned”) your only hope of salvation was being forgiven by a priest in the confessional.

You were not worthy to approach God directly for forgiveness — or for anything else. There was a part of the Catholic Mass service, just before the communion, where we always said “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”

No wonder so many of us grew up with a lack of self-worth.Read more