- We craft for ourselves a God we want to serve then we strive to appease and impress this false image.
- We incorporate religious exercise into our schedules to prove devotion
- We judge others on an imbalanced and sliding scale while judging ourselves in absolutes
- We fight with our faith family and offend our real family all the while rarely ever going out of our way to connect with others who are in “real” need.
“We trade intimacy for busyness and relationship for ritual.”
It starts with us being too prideful to admit that “we” honestly have no idea who He is or what He wants. So we start to “do” things in hopes to make up for our lack of knowledge – then we guilt others by our seeming scholarship and devotion.