Fake It Til You Make It Faith Edition

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Everyone has some burnout in their lives. No matter what one is into there can come a time when you have reached over-saturation. For me, it’s my faith. I am tired of seeing Jesus Christ brought to the level of a Genie In A Bottle. He’s no Alladin. I am still observant and I haven’t missed church in a very long time. Even when traveling I don’t miss. However, in some religious circles, Jesus’ name is dropped like he was a viral celebrity of today.

I guess part of it is that I am still mad at God for my father’s passing in August of last year. I see Jesus’ good name used in vain by those who seek to do great harm in their dogma and doctrine through fundamentalism. Yes, some parts of Christianity are troubled by many issues that have caused great damage to its reputation. I personally don’t use the word “Christian” to describe myself. I prefer Episcopalian or Anglican.

At this point in history, faith is being perverted by some in political circles to justify stripping rights from people based upon “religious freedom”. That doesn’t help matters. I suppose Jesus should come back and turn over some tables and stand in the gap so people who are just trying to live their lives in peace and who make great contributions to the world won’t be stoned or worse.

Yeah, I am burned out. And it’s OK to admit this. God is big enough to handle this sort of thing.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

3 thoughts on “Fake It Til You Make It Faith Edition”

  1. You are entitled to feel burned out, we do not have to earn our own emotions. It is just how we feel. I think what is important here is that, while you admit to being burned out, you are allowing your faith to be stronger than the pain of your loss and exhaustion with it all.
    Faith is a powerful thing that can carry us through situations we might otherwise not be able to endure so hold onto that and just allow yourself to feel…whatever you are feeling.

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  2. My faith differs from yours, but the same feelings touch many of us. I’m still mad about losing my husband when he was a young man and about my son having MS. But, I keep reminding myself of how many ways I’m blessed also. One blessing is surely the fact that at least I’m still alive to complain about it. 🙂

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