These days I’m fascinated with belief.
I remember many times in my pre-teen and teen years when I would question some part of life or faith, and I would ask someone about it. And they would say, “You know the answer to that.” Because they had been teaching it to me for years based on their understanding of the bible, and they couldn’t understand why I would even question it. I didn’t like that answer very much.
We all live our lives by a certain belief system whether we would call ourselves believers or not. You can basically tell by your decisions what you believe about money, about family, about priorities. And really, you can probably figure out at least a few things you believe about spirituality.
In my book I have this line, “I believe in the soul. I believe we are eternal beings and that we go on forever and can even meet again one day on the other side.” I like that line, because I don’t take for granted that everyone reading will agree with me. And I don’t really make other proclamations in the book about things I believe for sure.
There aren’t a lot of things about God, heaven, Jesus, or Christianity that I am convinced I know. There are several things I’m pretty certain about. And there are many, many convictions by which I live my life whether or not I have sat down and decided for sure that I believe them.
So it kind of fascinates me these days to think about what things I do absolutely believe. And what others do.
Have you heard of the movement online these days to share your secrets?(Anonymously of course). Or the one Felic told me about the other day in which you share the things you think in church but are too afraid to say? Well, as I was thinking about belief this weekend, I thought it might be fun to start my own little movement, in which we share the things we absolutely believe. It doesn’t have to be about God. Maybe you absolutely believe that raising children is the most fulfilling gift on the planet or that happiness is the most important pursuit.
I think I’m kind of wondering if we all did this, all alone in our rooms, how short our lists would be. Or if, once we saw our list in writing, we would adjust the way we live.
So let us have it – and feel free to be anonymous – what do you absolutely believe?