8.14.2010

Just Another Thought.

Yesterday morning my little family went to Einstein's to grab some bagels.
As we were standing there waiting for our order
I looked over to see another little family
holding hands around the table with their heads bowed in prayer.
All of the sudden I felt very uncomfortable.
And I don't know why.

I found myself thinking about it for the rest of the day.

Now I'm not a very religious person.
I'm not a committed church goer, and I'm not the smartest person when it comes to the basics of my religion. Which by the way, is Mormon, for those of you who don't know me personally.
But I have my beliefs and my own personal relationship with God.
So I do pray. Often.
But I do so behind closed doors.

My whole point is I'm not afraid to talk about God,
or my beliefs, or to tell people that yes I pray, like I just did.
So why on earth does it make me so
uncomfortable to see people praying in public?
I'm not against it. I don't think they are dumb for doing it.

Does any of this make sense?

Do I ever?

Your thoughts?


2 comments:

Gerritt+Laura= Meagan and Madilynn said...

Are you sure you were uncomfortable? Or did you just suddenly feel you needed to be reverent in a public place?

Michelle said...

What a perfect comment. It took me back to our visits in Amish Country in Ohio where everyone said a prayer around their table at the restaurant. That also made me think. Hmm. Why not?