Faith or Unfaithful

Here we go for day 5 of 7 for my week-long blogging challenge. Today’s daily prompt is to write about the role which faith, or lack of it, plays in my life.

Hmm, this is quite tricky because whilst I believe that there is something out there and I try to live my life and treat others as I would like to be treated I don’t go to church and often have doubts about whether or not my life would be better if I were a practising Christian. I sincerely doubt it.

Question raisers for me include the fact that I have a special needs child. Don’t get me wrong, I love him and wouldn’t change him for anything but when I see other families where the parents are smoking, drinking etc and have perfectly healthy children I do wonder what I did wrong. On the other hand, if I were a person of faith, I know that I have been given my child because I can give him the support and guidance he needs. After all, we are only given as much as we can handle, right?

Also, as far as I know, every war which was ever fought was because someone didn’t agree with someone else’s religion. Even now we have troops deployed to Afghanistan because of the actions of a few extremist Muslims.

So what role does faith have in my life? Not much, or maybe a lot, it depends on your point of view. I am a Christian but I do not go to church and I do not read my bible. I believe that you should treat others as you wish them to treat you. I believe this is true of all faiths. If you believe that your strength comes from God then that is fine, if you believe that your strength comes from inside you then that’s OK too.


5 thoughts on “Faith or Unfaithful

  1. Julie Garro

    I too, have a special needs child. I don’t think I could have made iet without the love and support of my church family. Being a practicing Christian doesn’t make life easier, but we do share our burdens with each other. More important, we have eternal hope. I pray you find peace, hope and joy in the coming year.

    1. fisefton Post author

      Thanks for your comment. Having support from others is really important whether it is from family, friends or both. I wish you all the best and continued support for the coming year and beyond.

  2. seeker

    There are so many special needs at the school board where I work. I am fond of them for some reason that I have now delve into. Your faith is ok fine by me. Happy New Year.

    1. fisefton Post author

      Thanks for your comment. I work for a small charity which provides out of school care for special needs children. Although I don’t work directly with the children, I am an administrator, I do interact with them and have got to know a lot of them. When you work with special needs children you get to see the world from a different perspective. Sometimes, I’d love to live in my son’s world.
      Happy New Year.

  3. emiliaciepla

    Your words: “If you believe that your strength comes from God then that is fine, if you believe that your strength comes from inside you then that’s OK too.” just hit the point for me. I feel it very strongly, that the source of strenght, of light, of hope and guidance is deep within everyone of us, yet at the same time it comes from God who IS within us. He is always in our hearts to give us everything we really need and you don’t have to belong to any religion or do anything special to feel His gentle and loving presence.

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