I know it seems to be a common theme with me, this whole religion thing, but did you notice the name of the blog? Ok…LOL
I find myself questioning my religion a lot lately….no..no…no……I do not question my faith or my beliefs….not at all, but I do question the people, the organization….the actual place that we call church.I am not judging them, they are all loved by God and what happens between them and God is their business. What I am talking about is ME. My experience and it so happens that they have a part in my experience…..
I get bugged….when I hear all of the judgment and intolerance. I know I sound like a broken record here, I am a radio with one station!! LOL I know!! But the judgment and intolerance that I am surrounded with when I seek out “fellowship” among the Christian community just bugs me! And the icing on the cake is that they do not even know…most times…that they are doing it. They are so consumed with themselves that they see it as being true to their faith..their religion.
I honestly think if they open their eyes wide and try to do as God would do..be more Christ like….then they would see how their “innocent” words are like knifes in the backs of people AND they would understand why it is that a lot of people call them hypocrites. I know Christians that are fond of saying ” of course we are hypocrites, we are all hypocrites. We are no better than anyone else, we are all human in need of Gods forgiveness” that is nice, but they say it like it relieves them of all responsibility to be more Christ like. As if by saying “I will fail” they can fail. I do not understand this viewpoint! I do not want to accept that each day I will be intolerant, judgmental,gossipy…..or whatever because I am human and that is how humans are! I want to start my day asking the Lord to help me be the best that I can be and to allow me to be of service to another. I want to live in the now knowing that God loves me and that He wants me to be the best that I can be and that He gave me gifts in order to be able to live my life this way.
Now then….having said this, I realize I have been judgmental ! All I can say is I did it in order to write this article. But that does not change the fact that this was me being judgmental. Now that I have said it I am going to attempt to move forward, recognizing that I have been judgmental and see what I can do about it.