Now, there may be any number of reasons for this but I think if I’m honest the main reason is my fear of judgement. I suppose there’s a part of me that has seen the eyes glaze over and the polite smile so many times that I tend to get to know people before I bring it up. Now quite how this response is the same from a reader I don’t know but I still feel it I guess.
My faith is part of my everyday life – it is not something that is only about Sunday for me or about rules and restrictions and being high and mighty.
This morning I began my day praying in the shower, this afternoon I will read the bible and go to see a friend for coffee and pray with them. Every Tuesday evening I meet up with a friend to chat and pray about our lives, each Thursday I go to a life group and meet in a small group to pray, worship and share community. Each Sunday I go to church.
I am not super spiritual, super holy, a bible basher or any other such terms which may well spring to mind. I do not live my life judging the world and feeling superior.
There are two things I live by:
2. Love your neighbour as yourself.
I don’t always succeed, I am in no way perfect but my faith is something I live out day by day and it is an integral part of who I am.
Feel free to judge me because of this, feel free to think differently of me but I cannot deny who I am and I promised myself this year that I would be honest, that I would be truthful and that I would not let fear of what people think of me stop me from being who I am.
So there we go… think what you wish but know that I am still the same me you have always known.