Growing up Roman Catholic, I learned what I was taught in CCD (our version of Sunday School). After moving to Las Vegas eight years ago, I was lost for a while. I never went to church for a couple years. One person who had influence on me never went to church after he turned 18 years old. He would often go on a tirade. He was adamant that the whole church was bad because of people there who were hypocrites.
Though I wanted to argue with him about the hypocrites, he was right. As right as he was about them, I don’t think the whole church was bad because of them. As I found my way back to God, I realized I needed to go to church for my own personal journey and to celebrate God.
When I discovered the church I go to now, a non-denominational Christian church, I realized there was another way to worship. As I learned more about the difference between a Christian and a Catholic, I got more confused at the same time. I also found out there were many people who called themselves Christians, but who also seemed like hypocrites. The more I saw them, the more I realized that there are almost as many definitions of Christians as there are Christians. Some Christians don’t even like to use the label of Christian because of the definitions other people use. They choose not to be put under the same label as those Christians.
My friend Mike, for that reason, says he is more of a follower of Christ. I like that, even though I’m a little more confused. My point to you is that I don’t know. If I had to say something, which I am, it is for you not to let some people give you an excuse not to have your own relationship with God. Maybe he wants us to be a bit confused, so we talk to him more.
God, thank You for truth, love, and laughter.