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It’s Not a Religion

Religion. It’s something we’re not supposed to talk about at parties. I love Jesus but something in me cringes if someone calls me religious. Religion has a negative connotation for me. I think of zealots. People who picket instead of feed or love. Throughout history, horrible acts – bombing, murder, beheading – have been done in the name of religion – and still are. I am about relationship. Relationship with God, Jesus and others. There is much that bothers me…

One of Those Believers

“You know how you can pray for me?” asked a non-believer I was talking with, “God save us from your Believers.” Ouch…I’m sorry. I’m sorry you’ve been hurt by us, sorry our churches caused you to feel on the outside. I’m sorry in our zealousness for you to come to belief you were wounded. I’ve done it. I’ve been one of those believers you speak about. When I read my Bible, I notice Jesus never debated with people about who…