So, after this weekend of sitting with my thoughts. It seems that am opportunity may have arisen. In my diocese we will be getting a new bishop.
Is this a chance for me to raise the issue of abuse within the church. As I wasn’t abused by a priest, I feel that I’m a great place to offer some advice and help to the church.
As a survivor I feel uniquely placed to be able to share my experience, without the baggage of potentially facing a triggering situation.
I, feel that I’m being lead to this special ministry. A ministry of healing and positivity. I’ve searched my heart and I realise that I can share my positive experience of healing.
Maybe, this is what the Pope would see as progress. And maybe, just maybe it can help bring healing to the whole church.