Day 26: What day of the week is your day of worship? Do you have one? Why? Why not?
Unlike some organized religions, I do not have a particular day set aside for practicing my faith. I spend time each day, reaffirming and strengthening the ties to my faith through the rites and meditation I’ve created.
During my time in the United Methodist Church, I joined most other Christian churches in observing Sunday as a day of worship. But, even long before I questioned whether Methodism was the faith for me, I was aware of the fact that many members of Christian Churches worship on Sunday, and then do what they want the rest of the week. I did this, myself. I knew that I was a hypocrite to live this way, and that knowledge had some part in my eventual decision to leave the church. In order to avoid this, I decided not to limit myself to one day.
Now, I understand, large organizations must make choices like this; a single day of worship can only make sense for a church as large as the Christians. And I know that not all Christians worship one day and blow off the rest. But for me, in order to avoid the chance that I may do that, I spend that time, every day, to renew and bolster my beliefs. As far as I can tell, I wouldn’t be successful any other way.