Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

An Argument Disguised as Complacency

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Anytime we criticize others, we really need to zero in and see if there is any validation to the remark.

I hear preachers and religious congregants say things like, “Religion is dying because the people are so materialistic.”

Granted, the last century of materialistic consumerism took a toll on humanity in the United States however religion has been fading in Europe for a longer period of time even when countries were pitted with war, wall building, and tyranny.

Our statements are arguments and we don’t want to argue on the side of materialism or excuse making because it makes us complacent.

When the goal is to love life and truth, rather than religion or science, we are surprised to find people really are genuinely trying to improve. People are learning from their mistakes and evolving into a consciousness of empathy, even doing so religiously.

An Argument Disguised as Self-Righteousness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Have you ever caught yourself wanting to be right?

Have you ever caught yourself wanting to have it your way?

Never works, does it?

Even if we are right, or do get our way, life inevitably moves on and we have to find another right or way.

Instead of arguing to be right or get our way, let’s argue on the side of a universal right or way.

An Argument Disguised as Agreement

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Sipping coffee, chatting with friends, we were all in agreement that the economy is depressing.

Wake up.

It wasn’t the de-caffeinated coffee that woke me up but an epiphany—Christ.

The agreeable conversation was really an argument against my own happiness. I was blindly arguing for depression.

I know better.

The economy can’t affect my happiness. God created happiness. God created me to express happiness. Love makes me happy.

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