I was raised in the LDS (mormon) faith and I have held on to a lot of resentment and anger toward the church. Since really practicing buddhism, I have been able to release a lot of these negative feelings and see the positives that come from religions (despite the negatives). We did a decent amount of singing in church and every once in a while I still have a song that pops into my head from days long since passed: I would like to share it with you. The mormon faith really focuses on "good deeds", so this isn't just feel good music, but a reminder of what actions we are to take. Are there things from your religious past that you can look back at now and have a new appreciation for them?
Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.
Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.