One of the greatest misunderstandings I have found about the Love of God is the idea that it is loving and supportive of religion as long as its my religion! Let’s be clear – religion is man’s attempt to control God or to see God in a way that excludes others. Grace is dancing in the Light and Love of God and allowing others to dance with unconditional Love for what they call dancing!
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” – Matthew 3:7-8
John the Baptist had no difficulty saying what needed to be said and no one will ever accuse a man who lived on locust and wild honey as being weak. He called people out and he called them to repent – but wait – they were following the law – what did they need to repent from?
Is it possible that a person can be religiously wise and spiritually stupid?
Repentance is turning from the idea that you could do Anything to save yourself, turning from the concept that your works have any value and switching to seeing God as Love instead of God as an effort based self-improvement program! Repentance is the idea that Love Is the hallmark and the path to Being like God!
Repentance therefore is not so much about what you do but the motive of the heart, the reason behind the doing with this in mind – is it being done out of True Love and Compassion?
If not then you are just a clanging cymbal polished with filthy rags and Not resting in the Truth of He Who finished making you Whole on the cross!
Want to know and see the Goodness of God? Look at what He Is, what He seeks from you and how much He desperately wants to see us in the Light of His Freedom!
What Is God? “God Is Love”
What He seeks from you? “Love one another”
How does He want to see us in the Light of His Freedom? “while we were yet enemies Christ died for us”