When we bought our house, I had my heart set on a "Chinese kitchen". I painted it red, and filled it with Asian decor. I loved it then, and I love it now. One day during that time, I stumbled across this little beauty...
Now, I am not going to lie. I love it. Brad hates it. I understand that it is Buddha, but I am not worshipping it. I just like the way it looks. When I was a little girl, I remember my grandmother (not Willa, my other grandmother) had Buddhas everywhere. She was Catholic. She didn't worship Buddha either, she just liked them. So I saw no harm in my little treasure from Target. Brad on the other hand disagreed. He hated it. He couldn't understand why I would want it, but being the kind of man Brad is, he just tolerated
So today we were talking about how lately, I have felt like Jesus was far away. I was telling Brad that I have felt like He isn't hearing my prayers, no matter how desperately I have cried out to Him. Then Brad said, "Maybe because you have an idol in our kitchen." Huh? I didn't understand what he was saying. An idol? We ended up having this long talk about my Buddha.
I never really considered what he was saying. He (and he is very wise about the bible and things of that nature) was telling me that it doesn't matter that I, personally, don't worship Buddha. I am still allowing an idol, with all of its evil attachments, into our home. Huh. That has really given me something to ponder today.
I believe in the "spiritual" world. Forces unseen to humans. Could having something "UnChristian" in our home allow a foot hold, so to speak, for an evil presence? I guess I never really thought of it that way... I am curious to hear other peoples opinions on this, so please share.
For what it's worth, my Buddha is now gone. After I got off the phone with Brad, I immediately came into the kitchen and threw it away. Brad came home for lunch and said, "Gosh! Our house already feels more peaceful!" LOL! Whatever. I told him "Good, I work hard on the feng shui." I thought he might slap me! HAHAHA!