To my wonderful newbies, welcome! On occasion you will see some spiritual/religious things come from this blog. Don’t get freaked out, I am not a Bible thumper. I do go to church, on occasion I drink and sometimes curse words slip from my mouth from pure frustration. Yes I am human and Jesus is alright by me. I also dig folks from other religions and think they are doing right by the traditions and customs the hold dear to.
There is a difference between intelligence and wisdom.
Diversity sometimes makes people want to build boundaries.
We are afraid to cross boundaries and we want to put up walls. Fear is a big part of that.
Barriers cut us off from the world.
Believers have a choice to engage the world or isolate themselves.
What say you?
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.
I am a church goer and a believer and I really hope that I represent my faith tradition in a good way. It is important to me to share my faith without tearing down the faith of other people. To me God is presented and worshiped in very diverse ways using different rituals and customs. The key thing here is to love one another and to do for others as they would do for you. If we are all doing that then we are all good. Having a higher power is important because we need to be connected to something greater than us and at the same time those who aren’t shouldn’t be demonized. Just a few serious thoughts for the day.
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.
I am a man of faith and I hold on to the grace and peace of my creator. There are others who have chosen paths of belief that make sense to them. We live in a world where people of good conscious are seeking and asking questions about life in all its wonder. Perhaps we should love one another more to kill the hate that festers in the hearts and minds of people who seek to cause chaos whether it be in print or on the battlefield. Aim for peace, not for the kill shot.