Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Joys and Trials of......

Tandaina over at Snow on Roses tagged me for this rather challenging meme about beliefs.
Rules
1.You have to use your own belief system for the meme. No fair using someone else’s to make a joke or satire. Being humorous about your own religion is encouraged!
2.You have to have at least one joy and one trial. More are encouraged. And no, they don’t have to be equal in length, but please be honest.
3.You have to tag at least one other person. More are appreciated!
4.Please post these rules!

The joys of being a liberal,evangelical, feminist, mystical, mindful, slightly Anglo-Catholic, Episcopalian-by-grace.
1. I can bring all of who I am to faith, to church; I am not asked to leave parts of myself behind in order to be acceptable.
2. There are no easy answers to any of the questions.
3. I feel like I live in a great banquet hall of the spirit, so much to see, to touch, to experience, all gift, all grace, all freely given by the God who longs for me to know how much God there is.
4.Eucharist every Sunday.
5.Being ordained (the gift of that still knocks my socks off on a regular basis!)
6.Knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am called by God not in spite of but because of who I am.
7. Finding community among my sisters and brothers in amazing places; discovering ways we are connected and diverse.
8. I get to be an unapologetic liturgy geek.
9.Nothing is definite, things are ever-changing, ever-new.

The trials of being a liberal,evangelical, feminist, mystical, mindful, slightly Anglo-Catholic, Episcopalian-by-grace.
1. Many Episcopalians are uncomfortable with PDAs (public displays of affection) about Jesus, and get real squirmy when I start talking about having a "personal relationship" with Him.
2. There are no easy answers to any of the questions.
3. Sometimes walking in so many worlds, I feel like I don't really belong to any of them.
4. Sometimes people think I am just plain weird!
5. Living in ambiguity is challenging, oh let's face it, sometimes it's just plain tiresome and I'd give anything for some good old black and white!
6. I get tired of having to think before I speak. But then I don't much like what happens when I don't either.
7. No, Henry VIII is not our founder!
8. Nothing is definite, things are ever-changing, ever-new.
9. We don't have altar calls.

I am tagging Diane and Mompriest. Others, feel free to play as well. If you don't have a blog please play here in the comments! If you do play please leave a link.

7 comments:

Tandaina said...

Well played! Even if I am one of those 'piscos who gets oogy at too much Jesus talk or altar calls. ;)

Gannet Girl said...

Ambiguity and mystery -- yes!

"PS" said...

I wish the "Frozen Chosen" would move more rapidly to weekly Eucharist. (sigh) and I do love litury.

Diane said...

love your play, and I'll try to get to this soon (I'm kind of behind on some things).

mompriest said...

Oh, fun! And challenging! I aim to get to it Thursday as I take a break from getting my sermon done...

Good job with your answers!

Diane said...

ok, I finally played. I'll be back with a link.

Diane said...

ok, the link is here