I often wonder about the lions we battle inside our religious lives; is it real or imagined? There are numerous terrifying threats to the spiritual being. But still, I wonder whether were devoted to the live or imagined lions. We can point at society using its values and mores and pinpoint how it differs from our image of a spiritual existence. I don?t want my children to look at television and learn that youngsters may meet with their parents as though we were holding idiots. That is a very real threat. I do not want my kids and grandchildren growing up inside a world where relationships are casual and all sorts of too often, meaningless. However, essentially the most fearsome lions I face are all internal. My own confusion, questions, desires, and inner battles all are greater threats to my relationship with God than others lions and threats outside of the walls of my house.