Monday, June 21, 2010

Living without additives

What's the difference between discipleship and religion? Vicki Gaines has some pretty good ideas:
Religion is a cancer that spreads if left untreated. It convinces us to put on our game face and camouflage our brokenness. It urges us to serve before teaching us to abide in the One who enables our service. And how can we heal if we can't be honest about our condition?

So there you have it. Guidelines and programs, ministries and books, conferences and bible studies, committees and choir practice - these things helped me cope for a few years. But trying to draw life from them only exacerbated the problem.

Jesus said, "Come unto Me". . . not . . . "come unto religion."

My only hope for healing is through intimacy with the Person of Christ - not the myriad of books, speakers, activities, counseling, pastors, conferences, and websites I'd come to rely upon.
Indeed. And, by the way, Vicki offers alternatives to dead religion.


Blogger Vicki said...

thanks, Milton.

9:45 PM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome. Thank you for the original post. Peace.

6:32 PM, September 13, 2010  

Post a Comment

<< Home