I went to church here on Sunday.
#37 on my 40×40 list, was “Renew my faith…..as an every day awareness”. I’ve been trying hard at it, by practicing more gratitude, and trying to be more of all of the good things that my particular form of faith (Christianity)practices. Forgiving. Loving. Kind. Understanding. Humble.
Faith is an all at once complicated and simple thing, sometimes. To have faith, in something unseen but known, can be as simple as breathing. Is, as simple as breathing. To practice in that faith, and stay true to its tenets, can be a little more difficult. It’s possible, for sure, but it’s sometimes harder than we think, what with all of that imperfect human-ness out there.
I won’t get all preachy, for I fully appreciate the varied forms of faith in this big world, and I know mine isn’t the only way to be, but I will say this: it feels good to be connected to the benevolent bigness of God. When I am safely tethered, everything is better. The sky is bluer and the air is sweeter. The trying things in life…they seem insignificant in the face of such blessing.
So can I cross that off my list? Is it as simple as making it a priority to have conversations with God in the morning and pray for the people in my life? I don’t know….maybe it’s not something that can ever be crossed off – maybe a renewal of faith is a constant, daily effort, but I feel like I am making progress.