Daily Prompt: Morality Play
Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?
I would have to say my source to the creation of my moral compass would be from the lessons I have learned in the triumphs and failures throughout my life and of course my faith in God. Many may ask, “what about your family?” and I would calmly reply that I have spent twenty years trying to not be like my parents, not to say that they are horrible people but I just don’t see eye to eye with them…….but no where does it state that I have to believe what they believe nor do I have to behave like them.
I have my own thoughts and beliefs just like everyone else. I believe strongly in “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you”. This has been instilled in me as a young girl growing up Catholic; have I always practiced this?…….honestly no, sometimes pride won over humility………sometimes I took it word for word and through the years if someone hurt me (mentally or physically) I hurt them back, words can be just as damaging as the physical act….was this right? No.
My faith, although at times questioned has played a role in who I am today. I believe in God and I believe that he is our savior. What I don’t understand is how others will judge me and belittle me behind my back because I don’t practice to THEIR liking…….Do I go to church every Sunday? No. Do I pray? Yes. Do I thank God for the giving me another day to breathe his air and enjoy his creation? Yes. Do I have to Facebook and tweet my church goings and visits to the confessional to prove to the judgemental “Christians” that I am in deed walking in the way of the Lord, maybe so…….but I won’t; because my relationship with the Lord is my own and the only one who is to judge me is him….not those who have their own questionable moral compass.