Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Week of Thankfulness- Faith

Today, I am thankful for my faith. During rough times like these, I am glad that I have a refuge where I can turn when I feel like nothing is going my way. I am glad that my parents introduced me to a calm that is like no other; a source of amazing relief; a deep love and compassion that is all encompassing. I am glad that I have God to turn to in my times of trouble.

I generally don't talk about God on this blog. But I believe that He is present in my underlying principles. I think that even though it is a struggle for me, my light shines through my actions and my words. I hope that through some of my words, readers are able to receive some of the comfort that I felt when I needed them. I am not a bible thumper and I don't think that I ever will be- I find them disturbing... I guess that it is ok to preach to people, but when you do, it is a tight line to walk. You (I) don't ever want to come off as holier-than-thou, or like you don't struggle every day to maintain your relationship. For that reason, I am not one to tell people that they need to redeem themselves. I have entertained many conversations about my Christianity, and I am not adverse to it... but I am never going to be that chick that says: "OMG, you do (whatever)? You're going to hell."

I am more likely to see that one of my friends is struggling and ask them if they want to come to church with me. If not, I hit up my mother to pray for them (I am convinced that her prayers are heard before mine!!), and I call and check up on them a little more often. It is because of my faith, I care about not mistreating others because of who they love, what religion they practice, what life struggles they have, etc. So you will see me stand up for the little guy- in almost every situation. I am not down for persecuting people because they are different, and I firmly believe that is because of my upbringing in a church-going family.

Completely thankful for being an OPEN minded, liberal Christian, fighting for my rights and the rights of others... through faith AND works!


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