June 05, 2007

Love is my religion

Someone said to me the other day, that when you're in a relationship with someone, it becomes your religion. It mirrors, and somewhat replaces, your relationship with your higher power. Perhaps that's why I haven't had the slightest urge to blog here lately -- although I feel very guilty about it. And I have to admit, I have been noticably absent from the 7th pew on the Mary side of St. Gertrude's church for the last several Sunday masses.

But if that's the case -- that we put all of our spiritual energy into our relationship -- is that just too much for someone to take on? I'm not saying that we elevate our lovers to the status of god/desses or anything like that, but does anyone in a relationship knowingly take on that kind of spiritual responibility? Then again, if love is what we're all here for anyway, wouldn't God/dess want us to be focusing on those key relationships? Afterall, we're not charged with living our lives in the church pews -- but out in the world. We honor our faith in the way we live our lives, and yes, the way we choose to extend love.

So maybe it's a good sign that I've been so in love that I haven't been to church very much. I surely don't feel spiritually depleated. And as far as this blog goes, I'm reminded that I want to push myself to write about more than relgion in a narrow sense, but in a very broad, living-my-daily-life sense, so I'll try to get back on track here, if I indeed have any readers left.


Jami said...

It always amazes me how much love dictates our lives. (In a positive way.) It brings us joy, motivation, belonging, and (yes) spiritualism. The bond that we have with our lovers is something no one else can understand. It's something just between those two people. Trust, understanding, acceptance. All of the things people strive for in a relationship with their deity. Good post.

vegan.mama said...

Hah. Funny that you wrote this. Check out the entry on my blog about religious experience and love...