Posted February 13, 2019 06:19:11In a post shared on his blog, the priestly celibate Father John Finn has a few advice for people looking to find God in their life.
The first and most important thing is to be honest.
“I’ve known a lot of people who have been deeply impacted by abuse, and I’ve met many more who have not,” Finn writes.
“This is especially true for priests.
It’s important that we know we can trust God.
This can help us feel more comfortable and have more hope.”
The second important thing for the layperson is to recognize what’s going on and get support from those who love you.
“It’s very important that you learn to recognize the abuse in your life, and how to heal from it.
If you’re in the process of healing from abuse, you need to be in contact with those people you love,” Finn explains.
“And if you are not in touch with those who are, you will continue to be harmed.”
For those who have no faith, it’s important to recognize that there are people out there who can help you find your way.
“If you have any doubt, look to others who have experienced it,” Finn says.
“There are a lot out there that will help you.”
You can read the whole post on Father Finn’s blog.