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Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Romance of Religion

By Robert Batch

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Christ at the Cross by Bloch (Wikimedia Commons)

Today I was reading St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, and if you get the chance to actually read it carefully you discover a pattern of him mentioning the fact how there is more and more digression in humanity and loss of life.  The faith today has left the realm of a relationship with the Lord, and has turned into a theory through modern technology, media, and sciences.  Who do we have to blame other than ourselves?  As a result of our dependency of these new technologies, we have lost sight of the idea of believing in faith, and have turned to the mindset of always being connected.

G.K. Chesterton said  “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair”

So what does this mean to us?  I will propose to you to following: Ordinary people often go on extraordinary adventures in their lives, bringing our ordinary struggles that we experience in our lives to a whole different meaning.  We can relate this idea to Christ’s sacrificial love for us that can be expressed through the Crucifixion.  His suffering that he experienced on Calvary is part of something greater, and is part of a greater sacrifice.

Continue reading at Robert's blog Love is Calling.

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