So much has changed for me, basically the way I see life, ever since the fog of what it is to think like man was lifted. I recently had, or I should say-tried to have, with my parents about what is is to be Christian. I asked why they think they are going to Heaven, why do they think they are “good” christian people. This is the conversation I had with the mom. ” So mom, why do you think your going to heaven.”
“because I was born again.’ she said while rolling her eyes irratated, very irrated I dare mention anything to do with questioning her “faith.”
I said back, “well that was over twenty years ago and I’ve never seen you do anything “christian-ee. You’ve been sitting on that couch for the last ten years no friends no social life, no church outings, nothing. The only person you serve is your husband. That’s not spiritual at all.”
She said back. “You don’t know how “spiritual” I am.”
And I thought, yes I do because I’ve never heard you speak about Jesus outside of your occasional routine prayer you remembered just before you lifted the fork to your mouth at dinner.
See this is the thing that will help you see just exactly who you can count on in your life to guide you safely, correctly, enthusiastically and genuinely to the destination that your traveling towards. Your path won’t be relied upon for safe travels by people who have only set foot on it or who may have gotten five feet down, turned around and are still there at the starting line ready to rain their ‘advice” down upon any newbie starting their own journey. These are the people who hold you back, who make you feel guilty for daring to travel farther down the road with a strength and determination that eluded and continues to elude them. Jealousy, envy, fear and regret inhibit those who never got very far and who in their stubbornness will never get any further than the narrow, puny, road of life their limited eyesight revealed to them. It’s no use trying to get them to come along with you, they’ll only be the rock that ways you down in the mud. Don’t let others half-baked religious beliefs they have about “the real world” weigh you down. They aren’t living in the “real world” they’re barely just breathing.
So when some one pipes up, throws out their chest and proclaims themselves righteous because they were “born again” double check and even test them. I know I was “born again” when I was nine, but that was in mouthing the words with a heart full of love only, it didn’t mean my eyes were open and I was truly Born Again. And let me tell you, you WILL know the difference when it truly does happen:)