The world and all who have ever inhabited it have every reason to distrust religion and in fact to be disgusted by it. In fact one of the greatest challenges with regard to religion is to Not go down the bitter road but instead to allow religion to be our personal impetus to start and stay on the journey of Grace. No where is that more clearly seen then in Religious myth – 4:
Religious myth – 4 – Being right and proving it is more important than Being Love and Living in it!
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35
Be it The Grand Inquisition, The Great Crusades or the Christinization of native populations in colonies all around the world – religion is literally littered with the equation of rightness over love which spits in the very face of Christ. And before anyone thinks this is just ancient history let me bring up some more modern events. Abortion center bombings, segregated churches, Westboro Baptist Church and Islamic extremist – they All have the same religious root that has damned the very soul of mankind.
Please keep in mind that I am not excusing myself and I struggle with this still from time to time as I was raised religious. But what I hope and pray we will All begin to see in this crazy idea called the Grace of God is this:
GraceFull Truth – The healing of Grace into The Abundant Life worth Living is the soul understanding that our Only mission here and now is to share and Be “The Gospel” and “The Gospel” is this “For God so Loved the world” that He proved He would do Anything and suffer Himself as God just so He could Be with You!
When we get united in The One message as Jesus tried to unite His disciples there is No mountain that will stand in our way!