Having been a church goer most of my life it’s always interesting to see who sits up front and all the way in the back. Everyone has their own comfort zone and that sort of thing but the whole thing fascinates me. To me the closer you are to the action up front the more you get out of it, kind of like being in a school classroom.
Let love guide your life and decisions.
If you are a church goer please think about how your act to those who don’t go to church. Non-believers are looking and watching and sometimes they aren’t impressed. Remember that Ghandi once said he likes our Christ but its the “Christians” he isn’t crazy about.
copseden I have been in a community of faith throughout my life. To grow in one’s religious life it’s important to find a place of worship and connection that makes sense to you. Fellowship and discipleship should be learned and practiced. You cannot do it alone, it doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, Methodist, Mormon, Muslim or Buddhist you need community to share grace and peace.
Pass It On, My Favorite Hymn on Flickr.
This hymn is a long time favorite. I remember singing it in the church as a young person. This piece is as old as I am.
Let some light shine on the darkness of life. Learn to live again with joy and peace. Be patient. Anticipate something, someone good. Be protected from the evil of the world. Know there is Someone out of this world who loves you no matter what. Grace and peace on this first Sunday of Advent.
Everyone has a place where they sit. For many like Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory” their spot is where they hold court, ponder life and hold court. Whether it be on a church pew, kitchen table, break room, in your living room like Dr. Cooper everyone has a spot. There are particular places where we feel comfortable and content.
Our place in the world is where we are in our spot. Everyone looks for that spot where they can feel at ease. In that spot we find our lives going by. The spot you occupy is where people know to find you. We all find times when we search for that spot in life that gives us some peace. God gives us our spot where we can learn and grow.
Our spot can be a welcoming place for others and for many there’s another spot for someone special right next to us. In our spot we find ourselves and learn to understand others. Wherever you are you have your spot. I hope you have one.
I love this…no two people are the same but it doesn’t matter to God. If anyone has been made to feel bad because they aren’t the same then please accept my apology.
If you have a blog that talks about your faith I have found that talking about your personal story is a great way to connect with others. Reblogging graphics with scripture and religious text from others is good and all but you really aren’t saying anything that will impact someone. Being open minded to what others are saying can build a solid bridge of understanding. Your faith is a part of who you are but there is more to you than just your higher power.
I have found it’s easier to share and express my faith on Tumblr than it is on Facebook. Many more people here are open minded and come from diverse backgrounds. Not everyone agrees with me here but that is OK. I enjoy respectful dialogue that seems to be thought provoking. I am grateful to you all for giving me the freedom to talk faith from a liberal and intellectual perspective.