Complicated Faith?

Posted: April 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Yesterday I commented on Diane River’s post The Critical Importance of Sunsets, Easter Bonnets, and Pie. I said, “My view on faith was formed through my dad.” Her response:  “Just reading your screen name and your comment, it sounds like your view on faith might be complicated. I hope it is sustaining you through what must be a tough time. Thanks for weighing in.”

Most of my life, my concept of faith was defined by my dad. He was a pillar in my life. When that pillar fell and my world was shattered, my life exploded and I made some VERY poor choices. Choices that hurt those I loved the most. It was beyond damaging.

Then, I discovered a faith that was not based on my earthly father. I discovered the redemption and the power of unconditional love from a holy Daddy.

And that’s why celebrating Easter today is so meaningful to me.

So yes, Diane, my view on faith was complicated. BUT it not longer is–it is redeeming!

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Comments
  1. dianerivers says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I’m so glad you “pinged” back. This means so much to me on Easter. God – our holy Daddy, as you call Him – can redeem anything and everything. He is good beyond words. I am so glad you have found this to be true and have re-validated it for me. You have a full-on platform for proclaiming this truth – I hope you continue this blog. I want to see what comes next. Thanks! And Happy Easter!

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