|For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16|
A grumpy morning woke me as i had to pass up documents for me to get an invitation to an important event to our Church. I don't mind the process i had to do as long as i could go to that event. It has been a tradition. It is equal to the Holy Eucharist to the Roman Catholics, For us, it is called as Sta. Cena or Holy Supper in Spanish. A tradition where you are given bread and wine much like the representation of what Jesus did with his followers. The Bread as his Body and the Wine which symbolizes his blood. His whole soul he sacrificed to redeem us from our sins.
In the Religion i am part of, this tradition is done once a year, To which one should not miss. As for me, i would not miss it for the world, with an event as important as this.
I bumped into the department where i had to pass those documents in order for me to have the right to attend the Holy Supper. Heaps of strict compliance rules are kept when it comes to these things. They believe that Earth's time is running out and God will descend from the heavens to save the righteous and vanquish the evil, typical belief in every holy group. I was asked questions inside the deparment like a criminal in an interrogation chair, and they would ask; "Are you active in our church?", "Do you know what group you are in?", Who is your group leader?" and a whole lot of questions that i am shamefully have no idea about. Don't get me wrong i am an active member but i am much of a busy little girl to know these information. All i know is to go to church, listen, pray and have faith in God. Turns out, there is more to that required to be called a true Christian, well according to "People".
|For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17|
I don't have anything against any religion including mine. I am quite glad i was born into the christian world, one of the children of God. I listen to all of the teachings of everyone and open to all to learn truth. But in my own perspective things like these shouldn't be so uptight. Religions are man-made. God did not say that he has a specific favorite with his human creations. The Universe, Earth, Humans and Animals were created by the only one Creator. He did not say Humans should create a specific group then make our own rules and ostracize those who do not follow the "said" teachings of the Lord. Society have just exaggerated the real meaning of serving God with all these requirements and false worshiping When you think about it sometimes, Religions separate us from the real spiritual guidance and focus more on who will be saved, we are divided, we become selfish. Everyone would think; "The other Religion is incorrect, We are the only people of God and the bible said do this and do that..." instead of saying "We are all people of God in spite of our differences in beliefs. We are all his children."
|Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor Romans 12:10|
Let's not make Religion a standard to have a spiritual sense of being, it's just for Guidance. Let's make it all about God. It's all about him anyway. We should worship Him not the group we are in. Do not make the difference in values be a wall to the brotherhood of every Human Being. We are not enemies,We should be united, We are brothers and children of the All Mighty Lord.