Most Peace Perspectives are found on Pinterest. You can see pins that I may use in the future here. This week’s actually comes from a blog I have in my feedly. Yes and Yes‘s post behind this photo can be found here. My feelings are below!
My church has changed over the years. I was raised Lutheran, although my dad’s side of the family is Catholic. So I can do a rosary, but I can’t take communion at a Catholic church. (which is a silly rule if you ask me).
In elementary school I would have said my church was at church. By middle school my favorite camp had influenced my life so much I would say that my church is camp. In high school, I would have said “wherever my friends are” acknowledging that camp has given me many friends that I rarely see in person, but are always in my heart. In college the question “where is your church” would have silenced me. I wasn’t in a sharing mood.
Post-college the “where is your church?” sentiment is still changing. The friends I hear discussing church are usually referring to where they are getting married, or baptizing their baby. I rarely attend a church service, however that doesn’t mean my faith is suffering. I don’t assume that I’m a bad person for not attending church services. In fact I feel the most trust in God now that I have felt in a while.
If I only focus on the “fills you and thrills you, brings you tangible joy” I think of the people I’ve been working out with. We are all at the workouts for different reasons, some to lose weight, some to train for a race, some for a moment alone, or another reason that hasn’t been shared. There are fast paced high energy days, and days where we go through the motions. Each day is a worthwhile, and there are probably changes to come.
Do you have a “church”? What does it look like?