For about a year now and increasing in intensity the last 4-5 months I’ve been being what feels like thrown into places and experiences to learn more about Jesus. I’ve been a recovering catholic for over half my life and although I’ve always felt like Jesus really did live and that he stood for peace and forgiveness, his attachment to Christianity and the Old testament just didn’t jive with me on many many levels.
My earliest memory of “what I wanted to be when I grew up” was when I was 7 or 8 and I wanted to be a Nun. I believe it took that form because in the catholic church if I wanted to serve God, that was the role I would have to play. I can remember feeling a powerful connection to God/Spirit/Jesus that was unlike anything else I had known. It felt right. However, I can also remember being very frustrated in the church because I had a lot of questions and no one seemed to be able to answer them to my satisfaction. Slowly as I humanized the connection through unanswered questions my connection to the source faded. Overtime I began to see the farse which was the catholic church and I turned my back on it all and have continued to explore divinity in many other ways.Posted on February 19, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments Read More
I enjoyed this post by Donald Miller.
I’ve been drawn lately to understand more about Jesus and try to not judge how far away the Christian church and people have strayed from what he was really all about. This post simply defines for me how walking your beliefs and not just speaking about them can make a bigger difference. If you want people in opposition to your beliefs to listen and learn you first have to walk your talk. I’ve been working hard on doing this in many areas of my life but still have a ways to go. Jesus dealt with people as individuals not as the collective group. He didn’t get into politics and certaintly didn’t get into making laws for governments to enforce or not enforce around his beliefs. Jesus was about action not about sitting around and pointing fingers and feeling righteous. Take a look at your life and see if there are areas you could put more action to work instead of just words. You will be pleasantly suprised at the influece you will have.
Posted on November 23, 2012 by Keli · 0 comments Read More