Editor’s Note: Contributor Christine Moughamian has blogged for 40 days of Lent (including Sundays) about her progress becoming “one brave Christian.” This was the last day of her Lenten experiment. Read about her experiment by searching this site for “One Brave Christian Experiment.”
Today’s day 40 of my 40-day Lenten experiment. I ask myself the question: “Am I a ‘brave Christian’?”
The answer that comes to me is: “Yes and No.”
If being a Christian means “accepting Jesus as my savior,” the answer is “No.”
If it means “living my life in accordance to what Jesus taught,” the answer is “Yes.”
What I have learned from this experiment is what I already knew:
– First, my Bible study gave me the certainty that the words and
teachings of Jesus are aimed at leading us back to our inner divinity.
– Second, in my understanding of the scriptures, Jesus opened that path for us through the gates of forgiveness and love.
– Third, I think these teachings point to a universal truth. They belong to all spiritual traditions and are not exclusive to Christianity.
My experience strengthened my world faith approach to spirituality.
I am grateful to both Sam Teague, the creator of the experiment, and Danny Morris, the author of “A Life That Really Matters,” for this program.
Special thanks go to Stowe Dailey Shockey for giving me her book “Flying High,” and to her co-author Calvin LeHew for sharing his experience as a “brave Christian.”
I enjoyed the discipline of writing everyday. I think it made me a better writer.
I am grateful to www.wilmingtonfavs.com editor, Amanda Greene, for believing in my commitment and supporting me along the way.
I deeply appreciate the opportunity I had to share my process with my readers. I am thankful for their comments.
My fondest gratitude goes to my boyfriend, Jim Downer, for his unfailing support and listening presence. I love you, Jim!
Blessings of Love and Light to All!