Return to peace, and be comfortable with yourself,
Return to love and know that its arms are open.
Repentance does not have to be painful or shameful. Openness with God is a bond of trust, where you do not have to be fearful of death, but aware of love. It is love even to open yourself to God, as it shows good intent.
A father is quick to respond to the cry of his child, and if you think that God is any different then you should reject your belief of who God is, for the awareness of reality.
God is the Source of Life, and in us we may have the distinct feeling that something is decaying. That is the thickening of the veil between our soul and its Source.
Remember from where you came. You are not your thoughts, you are not your beliefs, and you are not your goal.
You are a child, who may have wandered away from the Father.
Do not be afraid to return to Him,
Out of love He has sent His Son to find you,
and show you the way back to Him.
In my years I’ve come to understand the word “God” is simply whatever each person holds sacred in this world. If that’s love to you, that’s fantastic. You’ve won the jackpot. I just don’t call it “God”, because I have no need to join a community for support. That doesn’t stop me from being at peace with myself, mind you.
What confuses me is when people tell other people to repent when they know nothing of what they’ve done or what their life has been like. It’s really strange to me, and even seems presumptuous (and by extension a bit disrespectful). Why do you have to repent because you don’t believe in the same definition of the word “God” as a couple other people? The word amounts to the same things you hold holy.
@taoisman, I actually love the Tao, but I find that many Taoists do not understand it full.
I say the word “God” because it is easier for people to understand.
This is not an argument about anything like that but I do not believe that any word is good enough to talk about God, rather, God is understood by what God is not.
“What confuses me is when people tell other people to repent when they know nothing of what they’ve done or what their life has been like.”
Well until we return to God fully with our souls then we are always distant from Him at the moment were in, and to return to Him is to accept the moment, the past, the future, the world and ourselves. Even the most spiritual person practices this concept.
“Why do you have to repent because you don’t believe in the same definition of the word “God” as a couple other people? The word amounts to the same things you hold holy.”
Words cannot hold infinity, but they hold the spirit intended for those who’s hearts are soft.