Do some use religiosity as a crutch?
Is it possible that many are dishonest about the crutch they use?
Are there other crutches?
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” – Luke 6:24-26
Is it possible that anything to include our own wisdom could be a crutch?
Could it be that for some people religious rhetoric and observations of “doings” and effort are a crutch just like the atheist that says in their own wisdom that God doesn’t exist?
A spiritual walk is a moment to moment awareness and acknowledgement that I am on a path walking with a Being that I call God and He is Love. He seeks and provides only what is good for me even though I may not see it or understand it.
Is that a crutch?
All I know is that with this crutch I grow and become more Loving, Patient, Kind and so many other attributes that I am learning of daily. I know that with this crutch I am needy but not in the same way I was when I was needy for “more money” or “needy for others approval” or “needy for more of 1,000 other things.”
What about your crutch? We all have one it just depends on whether or not we are honest about it. Our own wisdom, money and even other people’s approval- All can be crutches and none are healing on the spiritual path.
Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed. Start by taking several deep breaths and just relax as best you can without pushing yourself to relax as that causes more anxiety. Once you have identified any possible stress points and just breathed into them come back to a normal breath and:
Breathe in and say:
Breathe out and say to yourself:
“I Belong to You”
Practice this way until you see the difference between religion and spirituality. Practice this way until the only crutch you have is Jesus.
Don’t worry- Be-Grace-Full!!