Sunday, June 9, 2013
I recently (in the past two years) found a church that my family and I call home.
The experience for me has been quite profound. I finally found a church that I fit into despite my inability to completely appreciate all aspects of "religion". Despite being raised in Catholic schools my whole life, it is only now that I feel connected to God.
It's been a process for me though....
I knew I wanted to expose KC to the Church, I just wasn't sure how at first. A few people have wondered out-loud why I didn't baptize him as a child. I didn't have a clear answer, but I knew that it needed to be real and authentic in order to be meaningful for him.
What I like about the Church I attend now is that it is very welcoming to any and all people. They spend most of the "preaching" time giving practical advice on how to live a Godly life in today's day and age. I am learning a lot, and so is KC.
The worship band is what originally drew us in. For the first 30 minutes we listen to an amazing worship band with several main vocalists, guitar, piano, etc. KC loves it and gets so excited when the 5 minute countdown begins on the screen. During the time the band is playing, KC sings, dances, and worships.
But like I said.....it has not been a clear cut path for me. I have trust issues, and sometimes I don't know what to believe. I can't say I don't sometimes have doubts. But I do know that when I am there, I feel so connected. At other times, I feel conflicted.
In the past, I have studied and learned a little bit about the Law of Attraction.
It is very interesting, and I am convinced that certain things that happen, can only be explained by this principle. So it brings to mind for me the principles of Christianity. Faith, hope, trust....these are central to Christianity. I believe they are the same as positive thinking, prayer, etc. We may call it different things, but essentially they seem to incorporate the same principles, with a few notable exceptions.
Continuing with the concept that some things are only explained by the Law of Attraction, I have seen other things that as far as I can tell, can only be explained in terms of God. For me, science just can't explain everything.
I decided to do some research to see what other people have concluded on the subject. I will post here the one that I like best. I'm interested to hear thoughts on this. Some of what the article says supports my assertion but I suspect it is not as black and white as it is portrayed to be. But that's just my opinion as I understand it so far.