posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 02:34 PM
To the "Coolest Lady"-
Being as we are all "Sinners", I believe that people go to church to get a moral boost. It is in human nature to focus on the bad in things, and be
negative all of the time. Many people go to church to simply get there feet back on the ground, and help them focus on what really matters in life.
Some people (like myself), are not able to attend church on a weekly basis. When we are able to go attend, it feels good, and everyone is happy to
see you, and full of joy. This is where it is important to find a church that you enjoy going to. I have been to many churches were after not
attending for awhile, and we were kinda given the "Oh, havn't seen you for a while, Wink-Wink, Nudge-Nudge, Judge-Judge" speech. Jesus spoke of
this in the bible, the danger of judging others when you should be looking at yourself, and whenever I heard this type of thing, I wouldn't let it
get me down, nor should it you. We searched far and wide to find a church that fit us, and accepted us for who we are. There are a lot of "Old
School" churches out there, and when you go to this type of church, if your younger, the music and messages they have just don't seem to fit.
What I am trying to say is that you are looking at church like it is something you have to do, otherwise people will judge, and YES, sadly many people
will. Just don't let this turn you away from the Christian faith, just keep searching for that church that "Fits" you and your family. It is also
said in the bible that you should not just go to church for apperances sake, that you are better off praying to God in a closet of your home, and
having your prayers to him come from your heart than attending church all the time and "fake" praying just because others do it! I believe that
yes, God is everywhere, and yes, I think he likes to have many people come together to worship him in a loud voice. But once you accept Jesus as your
savior, god lives inside you, and if you listen close enough, your belief in him will shine forth in your daily actions and attitude and just the
things you do will affect others around you for the better!