Well,I always grew up in the UMC since a child so I always thought of mysef as a Christian. It turns out that I wasn't, I just thought I was. But I didn't know that until about 8 years ago. After I finally started to get it right, I wondered to myself, "my God, how did a stumble in the dark for so long and not even know it being that I was raised in the church?" Do you mean expectations of what others in my life have had for me knowing that I am a christian? The biggest thing is being compared to the stereotypical Christian shown on TV. I have family members that actually think we are all supposed to sound and think like Ned Flanders on the Simpsons.
what you mean we aren't? i might just quite practicing my ned in front of the mirror now.
Hi diddley ho, bloggers!Even growing up a PK, I thought Christians were just people who lived there lives, but they got to go to heaven. I saw those who actually practiced their faith as extreme and a little off.Oddly enough, I now try to be one of "those" people.
I can be a Ned-etta if I need to be.I am a person who has been a Christian all her life, SO I can't really answer this question. I remember mileposts along the way -- the day I understood the nature of sin when I was 7 years old and prayer that prayer in earnest -- but I had prayed the prayer before that, too. Or the time I KNEW I was beloved of God when I was 13 -- or the time I KNEW I was called when I was 18 or so....But what I expect still hasn't happened -- for the church to be a soft place for people to land, for people to not be judgmental but loving, accepting instead on laying on the harsh.It's all about the "already but not yet."
thanks revmom- i love the "already but not yet" idea of church community.
Before I became a Christian, I envied my neighbour who were Christians because they got to go to church. Was 8 yrs old then. No idea why I was fascinated with that but I just wished then that my family was Christian too so we can go to church. Few years later my wish came true....
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