It builds character.
Or so they say. They being Catholic school nuns. I’m sure of it.
Religion has a way of rationalizing everything. Nothing wrong with that. We all need spiritual stroking now and then.
However when spirituality hinders us from improving our plight, then it’s time to relinquish the ties that bind.
I believe in the God of my faith, who like a mother wants us to figure out the best use of the gifts we’ve been bestowed.
It may take some longer than others to find their way, but find it they must.
I no longer buy into suffering for the sake of suffering, especially as a means of living happily-ever-after.
Why wait for heaven in the hereafter, when we can gain entry into something closely approximating paradise on earth.
With God at my side, I’m encouraged to make choices for a pleasanter, more positive life. And when I cross through valleys, She’s there to give me a hand across the precipice.
I wholeheartedly turn toward happiness, and turn away from suffering. The two are not interchangeable in my book.
My God is one of hope and encouragement…
…for happiness on earth…and in the hereafter.