I love this post from my friend Cristal. She has a very refreshing and challenging perspective on following Jesus. Once you read this post you will also see that she has an amazingly wise and provocative 12 year old son named Caleb who has a better perspective on Jesus, faith, and religion that most adults I know.
Originally posted on Refusing to Tiptoe:
This week, we are preparing our hearts for Easter Sunday using a Holy Week Worship Guide (thank you, Nick).
Caleb and I were together on our Holy Week journey one morning when I read,
Each year, thousands of faithful pilgrims made the trek to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, and Jesus and His disciples were among them.
As I began to proceed, Caleb brought our voyage to a halt. His inquisitive mind craving the truth.
Wouldn’t that have been religious of Jesus?
We are hearing much about religion these days.
Caleb explains he saw a man wearing a shirt which professed God hates religion but loves relationships.
Then did God hate Jesus celebrating the Passover, mom?
According to my 1949 Webster’s Dictionary, religion is the service and adoration of God as expressed in forms of worship.
An awareness of conviction of the existence of a Supreme Being,
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