Today I had this totally weird and very familiar experience of thinking there was something wrong with someone else. Or, everyone else. I went to church, late because I was out late last night, and then got offended that people made jokes about my being late. I listened at the community meeting and got offended when someone suggested teaching the church "principles" to children. That reminded me of when I went to Sunday school, coloring pictures of Jesus as teachings about him were gently spoonfed to us.
Be good, be kind, be this, be that. How do children ever learn except by example? We sure don't learn by being told how to be, and even less by being told how NOT to be.
Are my only 2 possibilities either staying out of the church or going along with what is said? What right do I have to say anything, since I'm not a member but just a visitor. Who also speaks there and plays music there and has been asked to direct the choir there. I am more than a visitor, but not a member, because I don't want to go through learning the principles.
If I don't know them by now, an afternoon of principles 101 is not going to do the trick.
Probably what I need is a nap, since what I had to say was so much clearer before I started writing it down.
I am a lifelong seeker of connection with the Divine through music, food, art, meditation, healing work, love, travel and people. My search has taken me around the world to my current home in the mountains of GA. Everything I do is part of this Divine Life. On a good day, I am aware of it, and grateful.