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Where does Salvation lie?

30 Aug

Does it lie in the workplace,
Does it lie online,
Does it lie in a friendship,
Does it lie in the wag of a tail or the lick of a tongue,
Does it lie in a church?

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  1. Charlie Gartland Cook

    Charlie Gartland CookNo Gravatar

    August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I'm not a believer myself but I would answer your question with, surely Salvation lies within yourself?

     
  2. Ken Foreman

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    August 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Many people deny themselves, saying that Salvation lies without rather than within.

    I'm an odd believer… raised Lutheran, well-read in most European faiths and mythologies.  I converted to Catholicism after attending for 10 years and being denied Communion each Sunday.  I still find myself in agreement more with Martin Luther than I do the Vatican, but I find that many of Luther's 95 Theses no longer hold as true after Vatican II.

    My faith is fairly simple: the universe is an awfully big place.  It's a pretty sad affair if we are pinnacle of creation.  There must be something greater than us, just as there are greater people than us.

     
  3. Charlie Gartland Cook

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    August 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Well, each to their own.  I may not share other's beliefs myself but I respect their right to believe what feels right for them.  I only know that since turning my thoughts inwards and reflecting, meditating and examining times and scenarios past, that I have found some peace and 'salvation'.. it was within and within my power all along… but that's my personal take on it.

     
  4. Ken Foreman

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    August 30, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I'm still looking for that introspect, reflection, and peace.  It comes upon me sometimes during my walks in the woods with Kiyomi, or my silence when I escape the world for a while.

    It always slips from my fingers though… it never lasts.  I'd like to find, and keep, some inner peace.

    I'm thankful you have found it. =)

     
  5. Charlie Gartland Cook

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    August 30, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Yes, I found it the same as you have, keeping it is another matter….. :D similarly the cats, nature, art and music are triggers for it to arise naturally in me, so I try and do a lot of these things, otherwise I am no different to everyone else, work and daily life gets in the way of it….
    I also spend 90% of my life on my own, which I have no problem with, that helps too… lol