I want the easy kind of faith. The type of faith that doesn't require risk or create uncertainty. The kind where you find yourself at the Happily-Ever-After at the end of the third act.
There is a growing demographic called the nones that I am sure you have probably heard about. If you haven't, the nones are the group of Americans that don't identify with any particular religion. Since 1972 that number has gone from 5% to roughly 30% in 2021.
It is only through Christ's blood that our salvation is paid for. Only through faith can we receive God's grace and be rescued from Hell. It is a wonderful gift, but it is also so much more than that, for we are not rescued to be on our own.
Ecclesiastes tells us life is meaningless and hopeless. It is probably the most depressing book in the Bible or one of the most freeing, depending on how you look at it.
"What you are experiencing right now in your world. With the people who aren't a part of whatever your echo chamber is, they are using the same words but a different dictionary… That means we have to approach reaching people who aren't a part of our rabbit hole in a different way than 15 years ago…"
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I haven't been writing in this journal like I wanted to or planned. Since we moved from NY to Indiana and I changed jobs, many of my priorities have changed, too, and I fear that I have lost or, at the very least, neglected the practice of soaking in the great love of God that has brought me to this point.
Will Smith's recent interaction with Chris Rock shocked many people, but in the world, we find ourselves. Is it that shocking? We live in a time where our feelings are king. How you feel inside is your truth, and acting on your feelings is the ultimate expression of that truth. However that plays out, you need to act on your feelings. To deny those feelings and not live by them is to live a lie essentially.
At the recent confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Jackson was asked what a woman is, and she responded by saying, "I'm not a biologist." There's been enough commentary on her fitness to assume office due to this statement. My intention is not to add to that commentary. Instead, it's to dig deeper into this statement because it is a sentiment that many on the left share.
If there were only one lesson that I could teach my kids, it would be how to find fulfillment. That's not an easy lesson to teach, though, as it's taken me a lifetime to learn it. In fact, I still continue to struggle with it sometimes.