Friday, 18 April 2014

Cross-Tinted Glasses

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I feel like today I may have had a breakthrough with how I identify with religion.

I went to the Good Friday service at my church, I'll be honest I didn't really want to go because I felt upset and the service is usually quite sad. I had this vision of me bursting into tears during the first hymn and leaving before doing my reading. Nevertheless I went to the service, did my part, didn't cry and stayed until the end.

Now to the breakthrough. The service was themed around 'looking through the cross' rather than at the cross. We see cross symbols on a daily basis but just look at them often with no sense of meaning or thought. The service then went on to discuss looking through the eyes of Jesus in a sense.

I've been told before that I look at things with rose-tinted glasses as if that is a bad thing, I'm starting to think these are the same as cross-tinted glasses. I believe that everyone has good in them, you just have to look for it, this is what I get from my cross-tinted glasses. We are all equal in the eyes of God. I saw a picture on Pinterest the other day that said something along the lines of don't judge people because they sin differently to you and this has kept cropping into my head since I saw it and even more so in today's service. When it comes down to it we are all equal, made up of different parts of good and bad.

I rarely write about religion on my blog because I often don't know how to articulate myself. I urge you not to be put off my this post just because you aren't religious. You don't have to believe in God to share these values. I think they are important to keep in mind no matter your religion.

I challenge you to wear your rose-tinted or cross-tinted glasses and see the good in people.

Hannah

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