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Religion without spirituality

Posted by markdohle , 21 September 2013 · 228 views

Religion without spirituality


Religion without spirituality becomes dry and empty.  Christians have a relationship not with something, but with someone.  Many people find that off putting and there are times when Christians are the reason for that.  For infinite love can often be reduced to something unstable like human love.  Idols are hard to let go of, but grace slowly leads us deeper into the mystery.....each in his or her own time.   I both seek this love and fight it at the same time, often coming from places beyond my control.  So I just continue, hopefully allowing grace to do its healing work.  We are called to love ourselves and others, something difficult to do with many failures along the way; all we need do is to get back up again.  For what we relate to, that someone is also compassionate and merciful in ways that we as human, finite beings, cannot comprehend.