This Week in Church: Solitude and being yourself

Welcome to the series wherein I share my take-aways from church. The things that, I think, are beneficial to all of us to know or think about, whether or not we believe in any church-related things.

I think that church can teach things that are beneficial to everyone, whether or not we believe in church-related things.

This week in church we talked about solitude.

My deepest, darkest fear is being left all alone, something that is slowly happening as all my friends slowly move away from the city (what fun, watching your worst fear slowly materialize in your life!). So solitude is.... challenging for me.

"In solitude, we encounter God, but first we encounter ourselves."

Um, yeah. Can I take a pass at this one? Ugh. Just kidding. I know, I know that quiet time and solitude are important and that being alone with oneself is a valuable thing. It's just also a bit uncomfortable. I would rather be around other people, thanks.

This week in church we talked about being yourself.

"But if you're content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty."
-Matthew 23:12 (The Message)

I'm just going to let that sentiment sit there and wiggle its way into all our hearts. (And yes, I realize that being content to be myself MAY be connected in some way to being content being by myself. I GET IT, THEY'RE CONNECTED, can we just enjoy this moment?)

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