Tuesday, March 22, 2016
One of the problems for people who are searching for God is that their childhood faith does not have a bridge to their adult experience. A child gets a child's faith. There is a catechism. It has answers to questions asked or not. God is good and loving. Be close to God and you will be fine. God will take care of you. As you grow up you have experiences of Columbine, Newton, tornadoes that kill and destroy, fatal car accidents and diseases that take the life of people in the youth or prime of life. We are encouraged to find God in formal worship but not so much in the everyday of grown up life. The world is divided between the secular and the sacred when in fact God just might be everywhere. People come to me looking for a more contemplative prayer life because they are looking for that bridge. The bridge is what helps them to notice things with a sense of surrounding transcendence.