My faith means everything to me – I cannot imagine a life without it. If I had no faith how could I cope with losing loved ones and not having the belief that one day we would be together again?
My faith is very simple – God is a best friend who I chat to all day – thanking him for little and big things throughout my day, saying sorry when I get things wrong, asking him to bless my family and friends and care for them, and asking for his help when I have problems. I speak to him about local and world problems and ask for his guidance. Every now and again I have a joke with him too – especially if I mess up!
My daily life brings me into contact with a lot of people – children in the school where I work, together with their families and the staff of the school. My faith gives me the guidance on how to deal with issues with sense, humour and understanding and put them into perspective.
Over the years my faith has grown gradually without me really noticing, but now I find I have compassion in areas where before I had not and I try hard to be less judgemental of others. I still get impatient at times – that`s a work in progress between me and God!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to think about what my faith means and for reading this piece. God bless you.
Judith Brearton goes to West Bretton Church.
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