My life journey consists of finding the Truth, finding who I am, finding who God is, finding the how and why of my existence.
I ascribe to the "elephant theory"of religion and Truth. Ironically, when I googled this to link it, I realized that it comes from a Hindu poem/fable. This makes me laugh inside, because many of my readers may find this to be a further contradiction.
I grew up Christian as most of you know. I don't like to be called a Christian anymore though, because the associations of pain, condescension, and hypocrisy ascribed to this title make me want to run far, far away from anything and everything associated. I tried to turn my back on all of it at one point near the end of high school and beginning of college (yes, while attending Christian schools in both cases). I'm jaded... plain and simple. As far as I'm concerned... the church is more or less... wrong.
HOWEVER, I keep coming back to the teachings of Christ as my primary lifeline and use HIM as my life's role-model. I still attend (and am involved in serving in) my church, because, I do worship the God of Christianity. But my God is bigger than that.
I study and listen and process opinions and beliefs from many sources. I will spend the rest of my life searching for pieces of the elephant around me that will help me to understand this larger view of God. While this intimidates many people, I find this to be the source of continued joy and wonder for me as I continue to delve deep into my understanding of and relationship with God, and the world & people (s)he created for me to know and love.
I don't wanna ever end this journey. Join me? It's worth it; I promise!