hello all I am Raphael and I am the admin of interfaith.masto.host, an interfaith instance that welcomes all faith/religion/spirituality/term of your choosing backgrounds and people to come and discuss their beliefs in a respectful and fun manner.
I myself consider myself a Christian and am currently in seminary getting my Masters of Divinity. I am still exploring the bounds of my faith as a queer latine Christian and what that means for me.
I hope you may join me in your journey
Make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is sorrow, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, and in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life.
religion mention, books, school
I literally have nothing to do for my assignments until like next week (which is just a weekend away I suppose) but I'm just sitting here not knowing what to do and I want to read this book on the connection between Christ and mental health, but I feel like I *can't* because I have school....
In any case, this Christ-mental health connection book is still so fascinating I need more of these
i was reading a book that introduced briefly (in a sentence, not even going into it in detail so i dont think it was even introducing bu anyways) the concept of Samson from the bible's hair being dreadlocks and I'm like interesting! I'll admit I've never thought of that because of the inherent whiteness of western Christianity, so I looked up pictures and this was the first image on google images and im disappointed
pain, emotions, spirituality, personal
Sometimes in the midst of this really chaotic time I get this like overwhelming wave of calm for like a solid minute out of nowhere where my emotions just stop and I feel so peaceful and at ease for just one good minute and when I realize its there, it's gone! And I just think that's God placing a hand on me and saying You, you are good, you will be ok, I guarantee it.
Thank you God.
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