Finding the sacred after church hurt Photo by OC Gonzalez on Unsplash When I was 22, at the same age a lot of young people leave their faith altogether, Good Friday and Easter were my favorite holidays. I hated the commercialization of Christmas (still do). It was my first year living in the “real world” after college, in … Continue reading Easter Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
Tag: spiritual but not religious
What does “spiritual but not religious” really mean, anyway?
Thus, the way that I will distinguish spirituality and religion is this: Spirituality is to believe that at one's core, you can tap into a guiding force of Love and that there is a powerful life force (whatever you call it) that moves us in the direction of healing and wholeness.
Not-very-religious reflections for Easter weekend
I have some seriously conflicted feelings about this whole weekend. I know I am not alone in this, either. For many people who have deconstructed and/or lost the faith they once had, major holidays like this can bring up a LOT of complicated feelings. We used to make a big deal out of Easter and Christmastimes, and now we don't really know what to do with it.
last of Gethsemani
I may already be back at home, but here are two last shorts about Gethsemani, my friends. I have noticed when I do the things I think I “should” do but do not really want to do, I feel stifled; I want to climb out of my skin. I sit, squirmy, through Christmas Eve mass, … Continue reading last of Gethsemani