February 23rd, 2007

Light

Not our own

Typically an American today would say, "I want to be spiritual but I don't want to be religious." What they mean by that is, "I want to have a personal experience of divine reality, but I don't want to have to deal with other people. I don't want to have to join an institution. I don't want to be part of a body." And the God of the Bible says, "I don't work like that. If you want something like that, you are going to have to make up another God. The only way you can hold on to Me is if you hold on to brothers and sisters—people who you would not have chosen to be friends with in the first place. Because they are related to Me, you have to be related to them, and you must hold on to them and love them and know them."

—Tim Keller