Saturday, January 19, 2008

Picture of the day

This is my church. I grew up in this church. I haven't set foot in it since my best friend's wedding. I'm still trying figure out why I get so apprehensive when Sunday rolls around. I want to go to church. I'll try again, tomorrow. There is a church in the area with early services and maybe going to that one will work. Of course, I've been saying that for months. What to do, what to do. . .

Funny: The other steeple is my town's Catholic church. My present pastor and his family were members of that church and his dad was high up in the church. It is great that we live in a country where two different denominations can co-exist literally across the street from each other without throwing rocks, detonating bombs, and starting wars. Well, there are the parking wars, but that's another story.


USA_Admiral said...

Trying is a start.

"Funny:" You are so very correct on this point.

RT said...

That's as far as I get, though. Hopefully, I'll be able to get myself out the door tomorrow.

Uber said...

How 'bout a virtual church?

Oooo We could totally start our own!!! For The Big Guy, of course.

RT said...

UBER! :)

Yeah, wouldn't want to be starting a cult or anything, ya know.

The Big Guy would not be pleased. ;)

DBA Dude said...

I do not think that you need to beat yourself up about going/not going to church. You are a Christian in your heart and carry your faith with you on a daily basis - attending organised acts of worship is an option not a must do.

Have a good Sunday.

RT said...

I try to not beat myself up about it. I don't know if you have ever heard the term "legalism" within a faith. I was steeped in it in my childhood. I think that is part of the reason I'm apprehensive. That stuff isn't of God.

In the Bible it does say that we are to meet with other Christians for worship. I do think too much guilt is placed on people for not going every Sunday, though.

I'd like to think that my phone conversation with my best friend yesterday counted. We talked about God and thanked Him for my many blessings this week. I probably got more out of that than sitting in church. It would be nice to find a church where really good teaching is present. That's what I'm missing.