25 January, 2011

Huh?

Today, I was reminded how unique each of our connections is with the individuals we surround ourselves with. More than that, how unique our relationship with our creator may be - whether that creator be God, Nature, Yourself, etc.

I have my own personal beliefs - they are uniquely mine, and I treasure them. I find delight in knowing that others in this world have their own cherished beliefs as well. I don't feel my beliefs are more sacred, more deserving, or more 'right' than another's. Even more, I don't believe I have the right or authority to tell someone they are wrong, or to put words into their mouth for what they claim or truly believe.

The irony in this, is that over and over today I was told that I was going to hell, that I was involved with a cult, etc. The irony, that the 'cult' they were referring to, I am most certainly not a 'member' of; however, I would have (in that moment) much rather been a member of that cult, than the fearful, burning hell "Christian" land they were referring to. A prime example, that we must be careful what we say or preach, and that whatever we say or preach - when we are trying to share a truth/knowledge/belief/etc with someone, it should be done with love, not  in this manner. Had this been my only example of "Christian" love or testimony, I could have easily assumed and judged, and gotten such a sour taste that I never cared to know more.

Just a thought...


15 January, 2011

Beautiful

We listen to a christian sirus station at work, and this song always come on: I love the song & lyrics! It (to me) can be seen/heard from outside the religious spectrum as well:



The days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they'd see too much

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skys above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to death

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You were meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You're meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His