Leaving the church doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the gospel.
There are many people out there with bright, deeply spiritual feelings who don’t fit in at church, or don’t attend church, or who have stepped away from church or otherwise. To them I say, “I understand.”
I know what being shunned feels like. I know the feeling of wondering, “Why would I subject myself to feeling bad?” For me, my MS makes sitting on church pews and church chairs very uncomfortable. Therefore, I no longer physically attend church but being my best self is important to me and every day I do what builds those characteristics within me.
Unfortunately, many people assume that not attending church means losing faith and testimony. Thankfully, I’m not my best self to please others but am that way for me and hence it’s personal.
I can always try my utmost to be a good person and, in any circumstance, develop my character. I can build my inner qualities while living my life. The kind of person I am is personal because no one dictates my life but me.
To the down trodden, the lonely, the hurting, the misunderstood, the forsaken, the abandoned, to those who feel that life isn’t fair and to those who have moved on from church I reach out to you with my most heartfelt love. I know how hard life can be but always remember about being good. My greatest peace is found in letting inner qualities heal and strengthen my heart.