institutional christianity can too often
come across as blah and restrictive
too celebrity-centered and guilt-inducing
i often struggle with wooden interpretations
when a personal searching is more helpful
when religion lacks individual searching
it becomes devoid of meaning
maybe it is just me
maybe it is just how i am wired

~ vincenzo

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“Clarity must resonate within –
before it can echo without.”
~ Kelly Hartland

I originally wrote this a few months back, but had difficulty giving the experience any form until now. I guess that’s what vacations are for 🙂 ~ vincenzo

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My host country was one day away from celebrating Children’s Day. As a result the talk at church focused upon the nature of children and their rights. Whether or not it was true, the lady speaker commented on how we live in an adult-centered world where children are subjected to the whims of adults. She said with a commanding, yet constrained voice words to this effect:

“Adults often act as if they the owners of truth. Although society idealizes youth (as a way of marketing products) it treats them as irresponsible beings…”

She finished by pointing out how Jesus not only defended children, but considered them to be the ultimate model because of their believing, trustful nature.

My ears had a difficult time stomaching these words, not because of the content, but the icy/defensive/bossy tone in which they were delivered. As I reflected further, I began to examine my own…

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