Friday, July 9, 2010

Day 04

Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.

My mom helped me with this one..

"The first thing that comes to mind for me is your Sunday School experience… Someone trying to teach, yet offended and turned you “off.” Whether the person was right, wrong or indifferent, the intent was never to make you angry or to turn you away. Conform to their way of thinking possibly, but never to hurt."

I have had issues with religion for a very long time. One of them stemmed from a Sunday School teacher I had who called me something that made me deter away from the path I was on.

 I was called a deist.

(I was also an angsty teen who wasn't anything other than what I proclaimed myself to be.)

 A deist is someone who takes faith and interprets it in their own way. But it is more of a durogatory term than anything else. If you think about it, everyone is a "diest" in their own way.

I rarely went back to that classroom after that.
and started to really questioning my faith.

I know now that without that Sunday School teacher calling me that when I was younger I wouldn't have been able to have the journey I'm on right now.

However, I'm still working on the forgiveness. I have been for 5 years. Slowly, but surely, the forgiveness is coming to me one day at a time.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a down to earth post. I love it! Very refreshing : )