This is the day

that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:34

My whole life I have struggled with belief. I was raised Christian but a combination of my crazy emotional turmoil, my natural tendency to worry and fear and take them to bizarre extremes, my stubbornness, and my pervasive distrust of almost everyone, has made it difficult for me to have any real functioning belief in God. And this causes me to be incredibly defensive because I’m constantly fighting this cesspool of negativity in my head.

Yesterday I had a long (like five hour) conversation with someone I consider my Christian mentor. Talking to her helps me realize how glorious Christianity truly is and this is an important understanding because Christianity in the West has been criticized, marginalized, dismissed, ridiculed, and blamed for every evil known to man. But she reminds me Christianity is glorious and it is a miracle it has survived the past 2000 years.

We take Christian morals and values for granted and often don’t recognize how much they have formed the foundations of our concepts of freedom, government, democracy, human rights, and goodness. In Christianity we have a treasure of faith and love and beauty and grace and truth to share with the world. Thank you Carol Pass. I am honored you are my friend.


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