Faith

I Haven’t Been Talking About Faith as Much Lately

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You probably didn’t notice, but I haven’t been talking about faith each week. Typically, faith is a regular Friday topic.

Talking about faith can sometimes be difficult. I admit that I haven’t been doing so as much as I have in the past. In fact, this will be the first post in the month of May when I’ve broached the subject.

It’s not that I’m losing my religion. (I hate that phrase.)

It’s just that as divided as we are in so many subjects these days, there are some topics that don’t seem all that healthy to discuss.

If you check in regularly — and if you have checked in regularly for a while — you know faith is normally Friday’s weekly topic.

For the record, I try to always post about blogging on Mondays and grammar on Tuesdays. With faith on Fridays, the other two days of the week have served as “wild cards.”

Maybe it’s the pandemic. Or maybe it’s just the stress of my real job, which involves writing content for the web 40+ hours per week.

But I’ve experienced days when it was hard to come up with something to say. I’m writing this post ahead of schedule, it turns out. I’ve been thinking about this for a while.

For some reason, it feels like talking about religion has gotten much harder.

I’ve never tried to convert someone to my way of thinking. At best, I’ve tried to explain what I believe and why I believe the way I do. I don’t really care to engage in religious debates; that’s not my thing and I’m not out to proselytize.

I consider religion a very personal thing. We’ve all experienced disappointments. Some of us can say we’ve been “burned” by churches. I’m one of them.

While my opinion of churches may have suffered, my faith in God hasn’t.

But your mileage may vary on those points. It almost always does.

That doesn’t make me right and you wrong, or vice versa.

It just makes us different.

I’ll talk about religion from time to time. But maybe not every single week.

We’ll see how it goes.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 29 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.