For a long time when people asked me if I was a Christian, there must have been a puzzled look on my face as I searched for a way to answer that question. The word Christian comes with so much baggage and expectation, and much of that I didn’t want anything to do with. I always tried to look at my faith through the eyes of someone who didn’t necessarily believe, or at least didn’t follow a Christian faith
I think what man has done to Christ is pretty amazing and many times comical. Sometimes intentions were good but many times God was just used to fill personal agendas. I wonder when looking down at the way some faiths are being lived out, if God is just shaking his head in a puzzled sort of way thinking, “y’all have missed it”. I think God gets the whole human experience in all we do, as we bounce along the bumpers of life trying to connect, to find that harmony, that union.
This may be a big limb for some people, but I’m not even sure we can disappoint him. The whole right or wrong thing. Perhaps there’s a bit of sadness when we make a decision that takes us out of that harmony, but even those are good to learn from. It’s always a journey as we move along the spiral, sometimes closer to our center, sometimes further away. But if we are intentional in our journey of faith, only being in harmony will feel right.