Unlike most of my friends, I loved going to church

when I was a kid.It gave structure to my

life. And it had lots of rules. I was always

good at rules. It wasn’t until I was in college

that I started asking the hard questions about the rules.

I’ll never forget the look of pride on my dad’s

face when I told him I was going to the

seminary.  But it just didn’t work out.I’ll never forget

the look of disdain when I told him I was

leaving the priesthood to become an accountant. He hated accountants.

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Paraphrases from the novel Special Circumstances by Sheldon Siegel.

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