Monday, August 29, 2011

love is a lifestyle

It seems to me that it is a minority that gets the true and full gospel. We just keep worshiping Jesus and arguing over the right way to do it. The amazing thing is that Jesus never once says “worship me!” He says, “follow me” (e.g., Matthew 4:19).

Christianity is a lifestyle—a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, and loving. However, we made it into a clever “religion,” in order to avoid the lifestyle itself. One could be warlike, greedy, racist, selfish, and vain, and still believe that Jesus is their “personal Lord and Savior.” The world has no time for such silliness anymore. The suffering on Earth is too great

Richard Rohr

Love is a lifestyle. Love.

If only we could move into Spirit and not keep trying to control each other. Can you imagine what it would be like if we "followed" rather than preaching?

I think I can.

1 comment:

kario said...

I'm all for trying!