Friday, March 20, 2009

More than our best behavior

Jared Wilson hits the nail on the head in describing an all-too-common misconception about discipleship:
Many of us have this weird idea that Jesus loosened things up. Some of us think that for centuries emerging from the Old Testament Law, everything was rigid and difficult, and then Jesus showed up with his peace, love, and good vibes and just told everyone to love everybody.

Why do we think it's easier to love people than it is to just be religious?

I'm not sure people who think and speak that way really even know what love is.
Too true. Jared describes a mistake I made for years, and one I still struggle to overcome. I strongly recommend reading Jared's whole article.


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