In a world of cyncism and doubt, accepting the truth is much more difficult. Blanketed by unbelievers to my right and left, I fear unacceptance. I fear how many times and ways I will have to reiterate to them: I am a good person.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer
“Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us.” Surat Al-Baqarah 2.286
I have to have the strength and wisdom to believe that this challenge is not more than I can bear. Fear of abandonment is my main obstacle. In a family and friend threshold of Christians and unbelievers, finding courage in this holiday season continues to prove more difficult.
How to balance the need to please, and the need to keep sane? Christians always claim it is not about the gifts, but yet, everyone runs out to buy on Black Friday and splurge on un needed items. How do I resolve the issue of not wanting to exchange Christmas gifts this year?