It’s been far too long since I’ve written, and this post is long overdue, but I suppose it’s better late than never. My usual response is “it’s been a busy time of year” but now that we’re headed into the actual busy time of the year, I’m not quite sure I’m prepared for what lies ahead.
In preparation for the holiday season, this past month my partner and I deep cleaned our house and remodeled our living room. We decided to rearrange furniture, hang up new décor and rejuvenate our living space. The project itself was bigger than expected and neither one of us foresaw the project to be just as big as it was!
In the midst of rearranging furniture my partner asked me why I have so many religious pieces of décor hanging on the walls of our home and asked if we could perhaps take a few down. Initially I was hurt and disappointed that he wanted to change things up but then I realized he didn’t know why the pieces were so important to me. In conversation I shared that one piece was a high school graduation present, another was a gift I received on the way across the country after my grandfather died, one wrote one of my favorite bible verses that got me through a difficult time and many more stories surround the walls of our home.
Over the course of the next few days I realized how my literal walls are filled with spirituality but my figurative walls that I carry on my shoulders need some improvement. I found that although I am surrounded by religion every day at both of my jobs and at my home, I’m not necessarily enriching my own personal faith. I suppose in between rearranging our living room, I found that even the most devout and faithful follower can struggle with practicing their faith and perhaps it’s time I rearrange my own life too.
My goal now is not to have a Christ Centered Home but a Christ Centered Heart. My question for you is which are you currently practicing, and which will you strive for?
Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving,
Lutheran Campus Ministry of Fresno