Friday, 21 July 2017
When we first become involved with religion it seems to be all about what we're supposed to do.
Because God is good it's all about being good.
We're supposed to volunteer, we're supposed to give money to charities, we're supposed to pray, we're supposed to be honest and truthful, we're supposed to fear God etc......
But, although these things may mostly be good, this is not in fact how God intended it to be.
Most of these things are done out of fear - fear of damnation and hell.
What God intended was not to terrify us into being good but to inspire us to love.
And this involves overcoming our fears.
If we open our hearts we may still do many of the same things but we will not be doing them out of fear we will be doing them out of love.
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