I want to love my faith as my family.
I don't want to fail as a family member. A family member need to be thankful for its good things. A family member also need to provide constructive criticism for his/her family.
I don't want to have blind fanaticism where I fail to recognize that my Church is, after all, have a human touch in it. A failure to recognize this will make me a dangerously proud & narcissistic person.
Enclose too tight in my comfort zone, I will become an intolerant person. I will only see the world in a very defined glasses without having my own special thoughts.
Stray too far, I will succumb to mediocrity. I will dissolve without having any special attributes which may benefit society.
After all, my Church is a dynamic one, a bahtera
, a ship over the sea of life. We recognize that changes will come, and when they come we want to make sure it is not damaging the truth baton that we want to pass.
I want to love my faith as I would love my spouse. A living, breathing body of Christ in human form, with all its achievements & mistakes. I don't want to blindly adore him nor do I want to bombard him with criticism.
I want to learn how to love my faith from my elders. The glorified & the fallen ones. The famous & the notorious ones. Those priests that are faithful & those who have succumb to mortal desires. Humans at their most honest hearts, struggling in the marriage to their creators.
I want to learn the humility of the one who stands tall but walks with head down. The one with wisest mind but speak with soft voice. The one who have peace with their God, master of their emotions, savior for their people, yet invisible for those who don't recognize, like a pearl before swines, hidden from the world who celebrate greed & pride.
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