Going to My Favorite Place
Often when people favor going to one place over another, it is because it allows them to escape the drudgeries of life. Whether it is the aesthetic of the place, its natural sound, or the environment’s ability to evoke some sentimentality within the heart, the places chooses to frequent leaves them feeling at peace, at comfort, and a sense that life can be enjoyed. Where people would travel to the beach to experience the calming effect of waters hitting the seashore or where others would drive hours to experience the green tranquility of a Federal Reserve park, I find my favorite place to be some place close – my church. My church is a place I favor because it symbolizes edification and leaves me always feeling that there is always more to life. My church’s physical appearance may not exemplify the same grandeur as a cathedral or be noted for any historical significance, but it is a place where I can find the reality of transformation. There are days when I watch the news, have conversations with friends regarding the general outlook of the world, only to find a sense of hopelessness, apathy, and an undertone of despair when noting what challenges exist. Everything from America’s growing trillion-dollar debt, the violence in Eastern Ukraine, the growing threat of ISIS in Iraq, and the environmental repercussions of human consumption and waste, one feels helpless in a world of complex and growing problems. There are just times when one would simply surrender to the fact that humanity’s problems are way too big and that any effort to fix them is useless. Well, not when I am in church. Just by simply seating in during a service full of people or being there on my own, I am reminded of the stories. I am reminded of the people who have gone through their fair share of struggles and worked at it, and actually overcame the issue. Whether it was a personal addiction, having to get rid of financial debt, or...
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