Peace is my religion

“Dear God
[…]
Why’s there only one you but multiple religions? (Why?)
Why does every conversation end in a division? (Why?)
Why does everybody want to tell us how to live but they won’t listen to the same damn message that they giving?”

This verse is from the song Dear God by Dax, it represents my thoughts on religion. As I said once, I always had a complicated relationship with religions due to the fact that I felt that it was forced upon me, plus the many rules and ideas that I’m not okay with.

It took me some times to be able to distance myself from this and find what I believe in. I found out I still believe in God I just don’t believe in church, in books. Don’t get me wrong I still understand some passages from the Bible but the only verses I believe in are the one talking about Love. My favorite one is Romans 13:8-10.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

These verses are the image of the God I believe in. A God who loved and loves every single person. A God of peace. And that’s definitely not what religions showed me or taught me over the past years. That’s why my religion is peace. I only believe in love and I decided to always act with love in my heart. To forgive when people hurt me. I used to be so resentful so it’s really hard sometimes but I’m working on it. After all to forgive doesn’t mean to be close again, it just means you free your heart from any bad feeling. When someone hurts you, take your time to cool down, maybe cry, then just say « you know what, I forgive you ». The hurt won’t go automatically but you won’t feel like you have a burden on your chest; as soon as you forgive them you’ll stop thinking about them and you’ll start to move forward. Sometimes it gets so hard but I’m still a believer. So when it gets difficult I ask to my dad to pray for me, because I believe in his prayers as much as I believe in God. And when he’s done I feel better, I smile and I just keep going, cause that’s life.

No matter what you religion is, we believe in the same God, so learn how to respect and love your neighbors. Because at the end of the day that’s what really matters. So start wondering, if today God asked you « how did you love ? What did you do for the others? » what would you answer.

What about you ? What do you believe in ? Let me know in comments or by messages.

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  1. Thank you for sharing these kinds of thoughts, I felt like reading myself through the lines. I grew up like you but it’s been like more than 2 years since I distanced myself from religions, I’m not just as brave as you to say that I don’t believe in everything in the Bible. I’m scared maybe because of what they taught me. But reading this makes me wanna be myself. Thank you Shillem

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