This is the dark place where my mind went, which amounts to a lack of faith. I'm happy that I was wrong in having my concerns, and sorry that I let my mind run away with me.
this routine was very comforting to her. She had separated herself from the church for quite an extended period of time and had gone through some tough times. When she finally returned, this routine, the same as from her previous church, was like a warm blanket
Usually the best way for me to start feeling better about myself is to do something nice for somebody else. My friends are used to me periodically asking that they do something nice on my social media page, usually for some stranger.
a former student of mine (now social media friend) sent me a text message saying, “Thanks for sharing your story over the years, by the way. It’s taught me a lot about remaining humble and being thankful.”
One day, in his pilgrimage, he was crossing a stream which, as it turns out, was deeper and faster than he had anticipated. As he found himself swimming across it, the current swept away his satchel, the last remnants of his life as a prince
I understand the obvious sexual interpretation of this line. But, in my innocent youth, this is not the meaning that I assigned to this song, and today, my youthful innocent interpretation is still my preferred for it.
Faith means that one trusts in God, or the Universe, or whatever you believe, and that everything will work itself out. God will take care of us, and judge others. This means it's not our job and we can simply accept others and their beliefs as they are without judgment.
I have faith in God, which means that even if I don't understand, I am comfortable that things are working out the way that they are supposed to.
Some time ago, a nun I met on a campus where I worked was asking me about my family. I explained that I had no wife, or kids. "Well, maybe God wants you to be single!" "Yeah, I don't like God, either," was my snarky reply. A few years later I was married.
I am not a religious man, but I am very spiritual. What I mean by that is that I do not belong to a church, but I do believe in God and have what I feel is a strong relationship with Her. With that start, I have a story to tell you.