Although I was baptized and enjoyed a church upbringing: in the earliest stages of my adult-hood, I was a fervent secularist. As time and wisdom progressed, I became spiritual again: embracing both Christianity and the Ganapati faith- but, largely because of the excellent reception and awarding of my journalistic and literary works, I was still a proud youth.
Then I was struck with a severe case of shingles: blisters and blood-letting became central to my life and, as difficult as it was, I got down on my knees and prayed to Christ. I began to study the Bible more seriously- Thus my affliction lifted greatly and I had another period of happiness and productivity. I began to attend an Episcopalian church and, in addition to my friendship with Father Tony, began a correspondence with various priests such as Father Reed, Father Rocky, and even his Holiness Father Francis. I also continued my Ganapati devotions: my daily mantra being: 'Praise Jehova; Jay Ganesh'
This learning of and participation in modern Catholic thought deepened my connection to Christ and the Kingdom of God- and often guided me in secular matters. My eccentric belief, supported by scripture, is that all men are sinners: I have continued, despite my efforts, to sin, but also to pray(with humility and regularity,) to repent, and to use my influence for God and for the good. I would encourage those who'd condescend to such a spirituality to put more energy into scriptural study: Christ clearly taught that we are all sinners and that sin goes hand in hand with worldly ways and winnings: Regular repentance and worship is the true price of forgiveness in life, and prosperity in the hereafter.
Thank you for reading: 'Peace to You'