I almost had a panic attack… not really. But seriously, I was speechless when my wife expressed the interest in going to church tomorrow. I asked myself, “is it because it’s Easter Sunday?” Which is common to people who live religious lives, but not truly dedicated to “church life.” I used to criticize people who go to church only on special occasions, like Easter and Christmas Day.
Now I am one of those people.
However, I don’t even like going to church on special days. I just don’t. I have evolved in my spiritual life significantly. You can read more about my journey in Living the Kingdom blog. To me (and this is my honest opinion), it is a waste of time going to church. This post is not about religion or spirituality. I am just expressing my opinion and disapproval of an activity I used to do regularly because of tradition. It was a norm to go to church at least once a week. It was part of the culture and family tradition. But I started researching, reading, and questioning to the point that attending a religious event became the same as going to a sports or political event. They all serve an “idol” and are based an ideology.
I don’t mean to offend anyone (although feeling offended is a choice). Again, I am just sharing my thoughts about a tradition that many people still follow and they have a right to do. But I personally don’t think it is worth my time.
So I guess I will have to accompany my wife to this place that I truly don’t want to go to. I am not always going to do what I want, am I?
What do I rather do? I rather go help feed the homeless. I rather go visit people who are sick. I rather call those who are lonely and distant. Yes, that is what I rather do. Because, after all, isn’t church a group of people doing certain things, instead of a building?
Just a thought.