As we launch a new Education focus, our Faith Formation page, our goal for those looking for a different approach, is to provide resources, tools, education, and links for you to explore in relationship building.
Each month, we will have a focus point, some ideas on ways to accomplish or improve your approach, with the intention of bringing peace to troubled circumstances. I selected November for this launch, since I intentionally remind myself to take some extra time for prayer. Expressing:
- Gratitude for all I have – Thanksgiving,
- Remembering All Souls, and our veterans – Sacrifice and Service
- Most importantly my loved ones, deceased and still here – through adoption, biological connection, and within my community of friends and adversaries,
- Especially those who can be the hardest to love as they need love the most.
Take some time to make a list of friends and family members who have departed this earth towards their journey to eternity, or those still in earthly existence who might benefit from forgiveness and agape love.
As a practicing Christian, within an organized faith, I find benefits for the “me” and “we” within humanity through organizational structure. Scientific evidence of Christ and the Christian model, has mixed reviews. Christianity proves for believers, the benefits to humankind evidenced through the creation of schools, hospitals and other social service organizations that are centered on the servant leadership model of Christ.
A growing percentage of adult Americans without religious affiliation, often called the “nones,” state the single most important reason they are unaffiliated state they question religious teachings; especially the positions churches take on political/social issues.
From a human “relationship” perspective, along with how to endure the chaos of the world as it presents itself, I find clarity and truth in how I feel when I have boundaries, and what stepping outside boundaries does to my overall feeling of “wellness” along with the benefits of reconciliation, healing, and finding peace in my body, mind and soul. As I learn to admit that I am not in control of the greater forces that exist, I find great comfort in prayer and the peace I find in something eternal.
Although this statement, “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” (C.S.Lewis) resonates with some, I invite you to journey to a deeper relationship with yourself. FInd your light, and share your love! Peace, Barbara