Doesn’t it make you wonder why the church and Christianity can be so troublesome? Do you wonder if it’s just because that’s the nature of religion?
Or is it possible that Christians believe life is to be full of trouble, so if there isn’t any trouble then we have to make some?
But then… our symbol is the cross. Not a lotus. Not a star. Not a candle holder. Not a circle of balance. A cross! A symbol of suffering. If we aren’t suffering, something’s wrong! We aren’t being good Christians.