Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I am a BELIEVER


I never discuss religion with many people because I truly believe that everyone is entitled to believe in what they want. Live and let live that is how I truly feel.
I am a believer, I BELIEVE in GOD. I am Catholic, but not practicing like many. It's been a while since I have attended mass. Never found a good church to attend in MO and my husband is not a believer so I have put going to mass on the back burner.
My faith is still very strong though.
Occasionally, I attend prayer group with my cousin. It makes me feel great to pray and thank him for all that he has blessed me with. The other day as we stayed a bit behind to talk to Father EKPO he said something to me that has stayed on my mind.
He said since the first time he saw me he knew I WAS FAITHFUL. He knew it from the first time he met me. I guess it kind of bothers me in a strange way because if he only knew that I have not attended mass in a very long time. Is it guilt?
I was told long ago that I am not a practicing Catholic and to be honest I believe I am not if I don't attend mass, BUT I also feel that just because I don't attend mass that does not mean that my FAITH IN GOD is any lesser.
I don't know why things happen the way they do or for what reason. Why do things happen the way they do????? Why? I guess we just need to have FAITH.
So with that I leave you. I probably will never write about religion again because it's so personal, but wanted to share what was on my mind..... wanted to share another bit of me that I usually keep very private.
I hope you don't mind.
Just ME
GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should read "The Shack", faith has nothing to do with attending service. God Bless!!

lindaharre said...

I love what you have to say.....and know exactly what you mean! I tried many churches here in Eureka when we first moved here! I had been so involved in church all my life; elder, choir member, sunday school teacher. I didn't fit in any of the churches I found here and haven't gone for the past 10 yrs. My faith is the same.....very strong, but I have no church family to support it. That makes me sad, but hopeful that one day I will find a group where I feel comfortable. hugs, Linda

Anita said...

I have a similar position on faith- am Catholic- go to mass sometimes- but felt a little shut out because of my divorce ( I was the Catholic and he left me...) and I do not want an annulment. I'll sort it all out here sometime in my head...

But hey! I show at Kane County which is kinda in your neighborhood and also plan to go to Grayslake next month- so stop by and introduce yourself...

Anita

trash talk said...

Being a Texas girl, I am a Baptist, and while I don't always attend church faithfully it doesn't mean that I don't love the Lord faithfully. He is always there whether I am sitting in a pew or on a park bench. Sometimes man's rules get in the way of God's rules. You know what I mean? I will continue to honor and lift Him up and be thankful for the blessings He gives me. Debbie

Patti said...

Interesting post Angie... I agree with Linda- almost word for word. Mike and Molly are Catholic and I am not but was totally involved in my church growing up as participant and staff. I miss that kind of participation but do not feel comfortable in the Catholic church to get involved like that. Hopefully I will find my place sometime, but my faith is strong.

Every piece of junk is someone's memory. said...

THANX! You have stated what I feel and what I am. I just never can say it. I have known so many people that sit in the pew on Sunday am and Sunday pm they are on the phone with somebody about someone! I have a stronger faith believing and living my life as I am. I to am "A believer" and will stay true to it, even when given doubts. Great blog!

Michel said...

I just started reading "The Shack." My sister gave it to me for Christmas. She said she would like to read it when I'm through with it. I'll let you know what I think.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THE MOST FAITH RE-NEWING EXPERIENCE FOR ME IS TO TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS OR TO SMELL GOD'S FLOWERS OR ADMIRE A BIRD'S HAPPY SONG OR LISTEN TO A BABY GIGGLE! THAT IS WHEN I AM REMINDED OF GOD'S LOVE AND AM MOVED TO PRAISE HIM. IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES ON OCCASION, BUT THE SERVICES JUST DON'T TOUCH ME IN THAT WAY!

The Green Pea said...

I am glad you have faith in God. There is nothing like reading His word (the Bible) pray and ask God for wisdom of understanding His word. It is so important to have a relationship and grow as a Christian. Going to church is not the always the way, reading His word for yourself really helps. God Bless you and I pray that you grow closer to Him every day. Thank you for sharing that you are a believer, as a believer myself I will pray for God's guidance for you. God Bless you, Sandi

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