Originally posted 2015-10-04 07:00:53.
Hi folks! Sarindre and Elyntia invited me to share my, Geek/Nerdom with you all. Now, my Geekiness and Nerdiness probably aren’t exactly the norm. I am into all of that “existential crap”. The how’s, what’s and why’s are questions that interest me greatly!
A few years ago Elyntia, who happens to be my wife said to me “I think we should start taking the kids to Church.” After I picked my jaw up off of the floor, we had a bit of a discussion as to the why she felt it necessary for us to be taking our children and also ourselves to Church. I’ll admit straight away that I was an Agnostic, meaning I didn’t believe that you could actually know if there was a God or not for certain. That being said, I figured what was the worst thing that could happen? We could go, hear some good stories and hopefully meet some nice people. Although I was slightly apprehensive about the whole ordeal. And by “slightly apprehensive” I mean positively terrified. To me, at the time, Church meant a building full of folks that never did anything wrong and would be looking at me sideways because they knew I did. And trust me, I knew and still know all the things I’ve done wrong in my life and wasn’t looking forward to the prospect.
I’m happy to say those misgivings were entirely misplaced. After two years of sitting in the pews of our Church, I came to Faith. I’d learned enough in that place that it was making sense to me that there was a God and I could get to know Him. Which is where my Nerdiness comes in, once I’d “discovered” something could be known; I want to know everything I can about it. And talk to other people about it as well!
Over the past year I’ve taken courses over the internet, read and studied and continue to do so. And I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned and continue to learn if you’ll let me? In the book of Luke in the Bible, Jesus is asked what must be done to inherit eternal life? He responds with “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, wilt all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And with Him as our example, that is exactly what we should attempt to do.