Jesus was well accustomed to conflict. His eyes could see the glaringly obvious that men in their pride were blind too.
Worship is in vain when it is constructed upon the things of me, the head is present but the heart is far away. (See Mark 7:1-8)
Mankind must release his traditions to lay hold of God's commands.
Ritual acts are the undoing of authentic religion. ~ Brennan Manning
Consumed by righteous truth Jesus challenged the Pharisees and the teachers of the law yet again:
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions. (Mark 7:8)
Religious comfort is an enemy to the Holy Spirit's work in man, for the traditions of men are in conflict with God's holy ways.
Jesus' raucous love liberates while mans' religious laws cripple. ~ Michael Cartwright
Surely the hardest part of not ruining my religion is recognition of my own religious laws?
Today's Soul Snippet:
'If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent him'.' ~ Voltaire
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