Here's a new topic that hasn't been covered on Snacking Squirrel; Faith. Don't worry,
I'm not going to lecture you or anything, nor pretend i'm the next Mother Theresa... but I will explain why I decided to cover this subject in the first place. I was born Roman Catholic and was even an altar server for the majority of my youth. But as I grew older,
I began to question the teachings of the Church, began pulling away from the superficials and egos that went along with organized religions.
That's when I left the church, sworn never to return again. But as I became an adult,
I found myself feeling lost, unrooted, left with a sense of emptiness that couldn't be filled. It wasn't until I went to Christmas Eve Mass with my family that everything changed for me. During the sermon, a lot was said about faith and spirituality being a personal experience... not one in which was to be bragged
about or superior to others... but one that united the union between ourselves
with our own paths.
As I stood inside the church, I was flooded with emotion. I felt home, I felt
protected and most importantly, I felt loved. Just like "throwing the baby out
with the bathwater", I threw away my faith because I was against many of the negative actions executed by the Catholic Church. But now it felt like none of that mattered;
Being religious, being spiritual, in no way meant I supported these actions
of the church or other Catholics for that matter. The bottom line is Faith is personal. Our beliefs are our own, our paths in life are different than our neighbors.
All I know for certain is that I rediscovered something within me that fulfilled me more than people could, and its given me the strength I need to accept my life,
embrace my life and celebrate my life... So, "Amen" to that!
Oh yes, we must not forget the power of sweet potatoes either :)
Questions: Are you spiritual? Do you
believe in a higher power? How has your
faith and beliefs changed over the years?