There was a big shake up for me this week. It caught me totally off guard and unprepared. It shocked me, it saddened me, and for a moment it even angered me. Since attitude is everything, I figured I might as well get over it. In fact, I think it upset more of 'them' than it did me.
What happened? The homeless shelter where I volunteer is operated by three different churches. Their policy requires you to be a member of one of them in order to participate as a volunteer. So when I withdrew my membership at one of the churches, it disqualified me. I simply did not realize that would happen. It's not something I even thought about.
The more I think about it, though the better I feel about it. I'll simply state that my life has been leading me to this point for the last three years. I cannot be someone else definition of church or religion. Though I am Christian, I have a different understanding, and would never wish anyone ill. I will always love them but I cannot remain with them. And I don't want to turn this into some topic of Church vs anything else. There are other places where I might find the kingdom of my Creator. He's the only one that knows people's hearts... knows what they do and don't want. He knows me... and still loves me. There will be another shelter or volunteer place, or something.
Now I'm going to let it go... "This too, shall pass"... be that cannonball I wrote about yesterday. I'm also going to play one of my favorite songs. I don't remember much about the movie it came from, but the song was a parental favorite. I seemed to have inherited their love for it... and it's not about cold weather - yay!
Thanks for reading, as this is not something I normally touch on.
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