I like to shop for new clothes, and they don’t have to be brand new, just new to me. I enjoy a bargain and have found some nice brand-name clothes at thrift shops. I’ve learned the most important thing in shopping for clothes is the question, “Will I wear it?” I am often tempted to buy a brand-name piece of clothing because it has been greatly reduced, but I’ve learned no matter the bargain, if I can’t envision myself in it, I won’t wear it.
Also, is the clothing true to me? I usually don’t wear the current style, mainly because I feel as if I would look out of place. I’m not young or “hip,” and I have worn the same style for so long I don’t see a need to change.
What happens when we apply this shopping technique to religion? I think we can see that many people are a certain faith because they are comfortable with it. It may be the faith of their parents, and since it worked for them, why make a change? To some extent, I would agree. But, as we experience life, we might find the style of religion our parents wore no longer feels comfortable to us. Change can be scary, but we must be true to who we are — not who are parents are or were.
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