Spiritual thoughts from a vice president
Caden McCune, junior here at Orcutt Academy and vice president of the Christian Club, has an unique view on the Christian faith and shares his thoughts on his personal spiritual health and advice for others seeking spiritual health.
Being raised in a Christian home, Caden has always had a solid foundation in his faith, but it wasn’t until he was 11 years old that he became serious about his beliefs. The rest of his family believes in the Christian faith but had slightly varying views of God, however they have attended First Christian Church together for the past 3 years.
Caden says his confidence in God is actually very low but he can’t help but to follow the faith because:
“Jesus is compelling and almost an incredible point and the idea that there is a God that lives in heaven but he wanted to come down and take on everything bad in the world, it’s just amazing to me.”
Concerning his spiritual health, Caden admits he doesn’t always follow it as closely as he should, but his biggest form of practicing his faith is through prayer. He describes prayer as a wonderful tool that helps him when he runs into trouble because talking to God helps him get through a lot. Caden is honest in saying he doesn’t always get relief or immediate results, but he does always get an answer.
For all religions and spiritual beliefs, Caden shares his advice for students seeking spiritual health, saying that there is always someone smarter than you in your belief, and in order to better yourself, you need to find them, and talk to them. He also recommends reading the scriptures, if your religion has them, and studying them deeply. Yet the VP of Christian Club believes the culture of today is very different of that of when the Bible was written and it is not to be interpreted word for word.