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Most of you who know me on a personal level, know that my faith is incredibly important to me.  It’s truly my compass as to how I live my life. But even with my faith, I’m infested with sin daily. I’ve been a bit less than a disciple as well.  Fears of being judged for being too “religious” top the list as to why.  Lord forbid speak about it on my photography blog.  I guess many are like me in this way.  Quite opposite of what we as Catholic / Christians are called to do.

Pop culture has redefined the word “religion” in a not so positive light.  A word today’s society fears as much as ever. But today’s reading (I follow the liturgical calendar of daily mass readings provided by the Vatican) James speaks about “religion” as this:

“Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one’s self unspotted from this world.”    James 1, 27

So today, let’s try and be less fearful and  more “religious”.

  • Nicki Herbst - February 19, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    You are truly a good man Ryan. You wife and children are very fortunate to have you. As are your friends too. Beautifully written. I am humbled. Thank you for your wordsReplyCancel

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