April 8 - May 6
Religion is responsible for wars and hate, bigotry and exclusion. It is known for being superstitious, hypocritical, judgmental and more. But even worse, it misses God and who he really is and what he is all about. Religion is man’s attempt to be good by following rules and rituals. Then we are tempted to use our right beliefs and right actions to judge others as to whether they are in the “right” place. Religion actually causes us to judge rather than love. Religion steers us away from the the heart of God who is love. Only Jesus can change our heart and move us from rules, arrogance and judgment to love and relationship. Jesus didn’t come to found a religion. He came to free us from religion, to love like God.