Charlois Foundations

Monday, July 4th, 2022

There is a Taoist saying that goes, “There are many paths up the mountain, but the view is the same from the top.”  This is one of the sources of another one of our foundational beliefs.  In the Charlois Philosophy, there aren’t distinctions in traditions; all have value.  The key is for people to examine their own beliefs and adjust them to a tradition or traditions as is appropriate for each individually.

Many times, different traditions teach that their way is the only way, condemning all other traditions as false.  As I said in my Pastoral Reflection, there is God who created all that is.  In His universe there are many situations and cultures, each with its own experience.  These different examples develop their unique styles based on their individual experiences.

For us today, we need to look at our own lives and experiences and develop traditions that bring us closer to God and an abundant life.  What works for the majority may not work for us as individuals.

Yes, it is easy to go with the flow, but there is more life satisfaction when we examine ourselves and tailor our belief system to our own unique situation.  In fact, Christian scripture encourages us to do so.  The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 2:12, “…work out your own salvation…”  So, if one of the most revered leaders of the early church admonishes us to do so, well we believe we keep good company.

Examine yourselves, and come up with a plan that will help you become the best version of yourself that is possible.  And in that you will find an abundant and eternal life.

Peace and joy in the name of God.

Robert A. Charlois III

2 thoughts on “Charlois Foundations”

  1. Individually, we work to live out our beliefs…only then is our faith really ours. None of us should settle for being told what to believe.

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