What does that even mean?
That’s the response i received a little while ago when during a discussion on different faiths, i told friends that I am a Christian.
It’s a good question don’t you think? The term “Christian” is full of deep meaning for me, but I am fully aware of how different the popular view of my faith is, compared to the reality.
The answer is actually really simple. It means that I love Jesus and that I let him be the driving force behind everything in my life. It means that I try to live the way God wants me to, and sometimes i’ll fail (a lot). It means that I know I’m far from perfect or good, and that it’s in my very nature to do wrong. But that God’s love for everyone is so big, that it covers my imperfections, and that I am forgiven.
It’s not about guilt and judgement. It’s not about thinking you’re better than anyone else. It’s not about perfection. It’s not about “being good”. It’s also not about being a weirdo (please don’t be a weirdo).
Love and forgiveness – for anyone who wants it. That’s it.
Why am i bringing this up now? Because though I say “I am a Christian” all the time, i know some of you (many?) may have no idea what i actually mean by that. And because this weekend is Easter – the most important holiday to me and my family, and Christians all over the world. I could post a tutorial for how to make Bunny ears or egg shaped pin cushions or something themed and Pinterest worthy – but honestly, that’s all so so far from what Easter actually means to me. I’m so excited about this weekend, and celebrating that God loved us despite our imperfections and sinful nature, and forgave us, so that we could be in a relationship with him.
Just incase anyone is interested, here are some churches I have attended and think are awesome, incase you would like to visit an Easter service:
Riverview (Perth, Western Australia) this is where we currently attend
C3 Hepburn Heights (Perth, Western Australia)
Chapel Springs (Bristow, Virginia)
Cedar Rapids Family Church (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Resound Church (Portland, Oregan)