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.