There are many ways to approach this often confusing business called “life.” Some people get by by following a basic path of following all the rules and regulations of American life with little thought about the real meaning of our existence. These people get up each day, go to work, pay the bills and try to get by by following the rules and staying out of trouble. It’s certainly one way to go about life, but as the saying goes, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” The problem is that living life strictly by the rules and ignoring the greater aspects of existence keeps us stuck within what’s called the “material” plane, and this kind of lifestyle can lead to great isolation and disappointment, especially when the huge matter of life and death shows itself, as it always inevitably does.
Connecting to a Faith Community
For some people, it takes a major life event, like a near-death experience or the loss of loved one to shatter a certain sense of complacency. For many people, these events can lead one on a search for life’s greater meaning, and a search for how to connect with god. For those who really want to find that greater connection, finding a faith group to meet with regularly can be hugely important.
It’s important for those who are seeking a greater connection with a higher power to have the support of others who are also following the same path. Luckily, there are many faith groups connected to churches that offer this kind of fellowship on a regular basis. Having the love and support of others who believe as you do can make all the difference for those who have endured a life-changing event. As difficult as those events can be, they can often lead to miraculous breakthroughs in faith and belief.