Jun 20, 2010

A New Beginning.

It was a new beginning for me today.  I went to church for the first time in months.  Somehow something always seemed to come up on Sunday morning and I never quite got myself to make the 10 minute walk to the mid morning service.  Life has been hectic and busy lately.  The excuses kept piling up rather conveniently.



It is so easy to neglect spirituality when life gets busy and everything is going to plan.  Life's not throwing you too many lemons and the lemons you do get make a pretty good lemonade.  Then a few more lemons come along but it's still okay because there's lemon meringue pies to be made too.

After a while, it's not the fear of big life dramas (and their consequences) that are the cause for concern but that feeling of being a bit adrift and self absorbed that start to impinge on your thoughts.  It's not so much being self centred as not having definite limits from which to make decisions and to behave.  It's hard to describe but it does eat away at that self contented happiness.

So I went to church today and it felt right to be there.  I needed to go.  I did feel guilty at being absent for so long but a sense of peace and reverence was restored within me.  I reflected upon the week that was and gained some strength and perspective for the week to come.

Perhaps it was God's little message to me but I sat next to a lady who was in the same predicament with her church going.  At the end of the service, we both bid each other goodbye and promised to meet again next week.  I'm pretty sure we'll both be back next Sunday.




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