I married into a Catholic extended family. Whilst I've got all cool with the idea that Jesus was a top guy, I still don't do mass much. Didn't this weekend.
But one of the traditions, now, is an Easter brunch at Auntie R's place. All people in the family, atheists, agnostics, lapseds and observant all come together.
I've had my moments with just about every one of them. Each one of the sixty people has had the chance to say "what a prick" about me too. I've been with them for twenty five or so years.
But I trust them. Each and every one of them. And it's because I can say that - whatever the "day to day" skirmishes, I don't think any one of them is a certified asshole.
I wrote a guest post for Di Lee on exactly that topic just a day or so ago.
I'm proud to be a member of this family, and it made for a good Easter day.
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