I’m not an atheist and I don’t hate the Church. But it is my belief that religion and spirituality are highly personal and individual matters, and I truly believe that a person’s relationship with God is between that person and God alone.
At the end of the day, there’s a God who has a plan for your life and a community of friends who have your back. And that’s a lot better than any Netflix & Chill sesh anyone can offer you.
Is Prince at odds with the Judaeo-Christian ethic, which “seems to demand that sexuality and spirituality be walled off from each other?”
Everywhere on the internet you’ll read about ‘living your best life,’ or ‘living the life you’ve always imagined’ or just ‘living a good freaking life’ and although all these articles and posts and Instagram photos and blogs and advice columns have our best intentions in mind, they’re narrowly focused.
I suffer. Yes. I 100% believe in healing and know that Jesus has taken my iniquities and is faithful to me, but in my own devotion to Him I also know that even if it doesn’t happen, the very fact that He is my Lord and Savior will never change.
Maybe you thought it was going to be easy going to college in a new town with new people, and keep your faith intact. Maybe you were wrong.
Today, the very things that are center to 1. The Christian Faith and 2. A family-centered society, are being threatened. This threat has always existed, however it has now become normalized.
Take comfort in this: No matter where you go, what you do, the mistakes you make, how far you wander off the path, or what you try to wedge between you and God, He will never leave you.
“I loved you at your darkest.” — Romans 5:8
Essentially what “ring by spring” is saying is that you should probably be getting married the summer after you graduate from college, otherwise you don’t really have your life together.