Thursday, August 28, 2008


Well I felt like this is a topic that I needed to talk about today. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been a member of this church since July of 2001. I love the church. However, I have not been going to any of the meetings. I would just like to say that even though I have not been attending my meetings doesn’t mean that I still don’t believe the teachings of the LDS church.

The reason I bring this up today is I wrote something on my PIC’s (Amanda) blog about going to mass. Now I have not been to Mass since about the 8th grade when I went with my friend Jessica Dulay. I do not understand, nor do I pretend to even know anything about the Catholic Church. For those of you who are Catholic I am happy for you, I mean no offense. When I stopped going to church Amanda and I were talking one day about what was going on with me, and to break the seriousness of the conversation something about becoming Catholic or going to Mass was said which we both found to be very funny. So know it is like an inside joke.

Now since you know that I also want you to know that I do not think religion is a laughing matter. Believe me when I tell you it is always on my mind.

I used to have a very strong testimony about the teachings of the church. Just because my testimony is not as strong as it once was, or my faith as strong as it once was doesn’t mean that I still don’t love Jesus.

Before you start making comments I want you to also know that I know how to increase my testimony, and my faith. I just don’t have a desire right now. That is the honest truth.

Here are some more honest statements:
I have not been offended by anyone at the Church.
It has just become easier not to come.

I found it a little funny that someone read my comment about Mass, and called my Father-In-Law, or asked someone else in my family what I am doing at Mass.

I think a quote from Forrest Gump fits perfect:
That's all I have to say about that


gigi said...

We have missed you and your family alot, but I have never doubted your
testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I love you.

Amanda said...

Echo, I think you said that perfectly. It was honest without being offensive. Good job, girl.

kathy said...

Echo, I miss you and all of your family--you always give the bestest talks! I don't know how you do everything you do, I only have me to take care of, and some days that's more than I can handle. You'll be back, and we'll welcome you with open arms!