Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Christian Atheist Sermon For the New Year
"Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it."
- Jesus, The Bible
I find this to be true, if you read it as Jesus commenting on *this* life as being one of joy or 'destruction'.
How many people destroy their opportunities for happiness through bad choices?
Most people I know are not happy most of the time.
Few people I know are truly happy.
But much of this unhappiness is not due to sin.
When we attempt to reach, or enforce, happiness, by designing a path for others to follow we are designing destruction.
What fulfills one person may not fulfill another.
We are not here to choose the paths others take, and yet due to cultural pressures many people follow our paths hoping to reap the same benefits, leaving their own desires, personalities, and talents to languish.
We should encourage everyone to explore what makes them happy, and to follow their own path.
Because the path to life is narrow. It is just wide enough for you alone. Your path to happiness is something you must find, and cannot be borrowed from someone else.
And that is my Christian (Atheist) sermon for this new year, 2013...