Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"I grew up in a catholic home and went to catholic school every Sunday; but it was really more of a routine rather than something I actually wanted to do. Not having my parents with me anymore forced me to go to church of my own condition. My parents would encourage me to go to church on Sundays, but actually going to church was up to me. I could lie and say I went because they would never know if I actually went to church or not. It was really easy for me to do that. I had to make a decision for myself on whether I wanted to go or not.

"I actually missed out on a lot from living on my own. During my high school years I would cry because it was so hard to live by myself. Even though I knew I could call my parents, still, their presence was difficult not to have with me.  You know those teaching moments, where your mom or dad would teach you about life, skills you would need, academic school work? I never had that and I thought about myself as having a disadvantage because there were other people who were probably better equipped than I. Though, I also saw it as an advantage. There are parts in the bible where it says 'Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge' (Proverbs 1:7). There’s another one that says 'If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all' (James 1:5). God was my teacher and I built a habit of asking him for knowledge and wisdom."

Kevin // Hamilton

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