Growing up I was never forced to study the bible or attend service. My family is religious, we pray every night before bed and we look to God for answers and I do believe that God takes care of us and has a destiny for each of us. As children, if we ever wanted to attend bible study or church, my parents would fully support us.
Of course as a little kid, this was awesome because I was never forced to attend Sunday service or read scriptures in the bible and try to translate. As I have grown up, I've realized that you don't have to physically attend church to have a religious experience and I am so thankful for this. Most of the time, the powerful mind and body movement of a yoga class on a Sunday morning serves as my church. Quotes read to us at the end of class and a small prayer of new beginnings and something impactful we can all put at the forefront of our minds moving forward.
While I do understand the main reason for celebrating Good Friday and the cruxification of Jesus Christ, today I am taking the time to honor his sacrifice for us and make sure to be present, live in the moment and enjoy the day. I may not know exact scriptures word for word but that is not important to me. What's important is that I take the time to appreciate life and try my best to spread joy in this beautiful world, with a little help from the man above. ;)