2.22.2011

Church

You probably think I don't go to church or believe in God because I say fuck a lot, huh? 

I do go.  Try to every Sunday.  It's been off and on...mostly off for years, until lately.  We found a church I truly adore, and it fits for our family.  So, I try to go every Sunday.  It brings me peace and renews my faith.

Faith.  That is tricky concept for some.  I get it, many many times my faith has been shook, but at the end of the day, it's there.  I can't explain it. The logical thinking part of me could accept an agnostic or atheist point-of-view given the mere fact I'm believing in something I can't see.  Then just as easily as I can "get that"...it leaves my brain.  And I believe with all my heart in God and His power.  My husband calls that Faith. 

Bad things happen to good people all the time.  And we wonder, "Why would God let that happen?"  I don't know.  I don't have those kind of answers.  But I do have Faith, and I know His plan is not my own, and I do accept that.  Wholeheartedly.  Every single time in my life, when something bad has happened and I have questioned why God would do that to me, or someone I love, it is always revealed to me in His time.  It doesn't mean that it hurts any less, but it is part of my story nonetheless.  It teaches me a valuable lesson, it deepens my Faith, deepens my love.  Deepens me.

The message at Sunday's mass was to live perfectly as God is perfect.  Of course, we can't live perfectly...we are human...falable.  But, the point is to try to live perfectly.  Put others first, live compassionately, let anger and jealousy go, choose to do the right thing in all situations, even when you want to be spiteful, hurtful, or want to seek revenge.  It's not easy to do.  But, just think about how much better your life could be.  How awesome our world could be if we all tryed to live this way.

Whether or not you believe in God is up to you, but trying to live perfectly is a lesson we could all learn regardless of our individual beliefs.

And if there is any question, me and my blog serve the Lord.  Yes, God is aware of my cussing problem, and I am quite certain He still loves me anyway. 


Olivia

2 comments:

Donna said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! I just love you!

Jennifer said...

& this is why I love you so much!