So much of religion and spirituality seems to be about rules; nothing more than a long list of dos and don’ts that–quite frankly–make it all feel like mere behavior modification. Does God really care about the stuff I do? Aren’t there bigger things for him to worry about than the decisions I make? Isn’t it all grace and mercy? Yes, it is but there’s a bigger story behind the rules. There’s a deeper reason God cares about what we do. And it’s not so much about what he wants from us as it is what he wants for us.
March 7, 2017