Christianity in the modern world

In Ireland Christianity was once very important, now in our modern world some people don`t see religion as that important. I suppose sometimes people move from one extreme to another. At one stage society, and even in a persons life, something is extremely important and then the person could just decide they no longer want it and swing the opposite way.  People in a society may think it`s more important to go shopping than spend your day as a volunteer feeding the poor.  A person could strongly believe there`s a god and the decide there is not.

I have swung forward and backward between the two myself. I even went on a kind of spiritual odessy and visited spiritual places around the world- important Buddhist, Hindu and sacred aboriginal sites.  I have been to important Christian sites too.

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A ceremony in Varanasi, a sacred Hindu site on The Ganges, India

This was not a waste of time.  I did learn some useful spiritual information on my travels. Years later, these extraordinary places were still making a big impression on me since I had vivid memories of the sites.  I finally realized what, for me, was true. That Christianity really talks about love, as I think do all other religions d0, at one level or another. Probably at the deepest level religions are concerned about love.  In Christianity Jesus says to “love your neighbour” many times in the bible.  Political and religious leaders seem to twist this message and use religion, it`s symbols and beliefs, to manipulate people.

Let us try to love ourselves and love each other. This may seem like a naive, idealistic approach to life.  I believe, and in my experience so far, it is the only way to live. Always try to see the goodness in others. That person that annoys you so much,is there anything likable about the person?  Try to focus on their positive qualities because we all have areas we need to work on that ultimately helps us to understand ourselves. What positive thoughts about people in your life do you think you could think of today?

 

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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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