Growing up in a christian family had it’s challenges. Trying to explain to friends in school throughout growing up was a constant reminder that not everyone was into the religion scene. Quite often I was finding myself giving excuses for not being able to attend parties, or not able to have a sleep over. All because I was “made” to go to church on Sunday’s.
What I quickly realized was that everyone is different, everyone has their own beliefs and everyone chooses to do what they want in their own time. I soon came to realize that telling the truth rather than making up excuses was the better option, so that my friends understood that I was not neglecting them, but I made the choice of going to church to worship.
It was obviously made easier when friends were those who went to church as well, but this was not always the case. Many of my friends didn’t understand the whole church thing, or Christianity for that matter. But they came to accept that Sunday was God’s day.
Explaining your choice of religion is not always an easy task, but one that is easily explained to other people.
Everyone has choices, I choose to be Christian.