“I love Jesus but Not Religion”

In my youth I did some time embracing the "I love Jesus but not religion," thing, but ultimately, it was unsatisfying; it felt like a glass half-full, and moreover it was way "too easy." And it didn't make sense to me, because Jesus clearly liked religion, himself -- he was an observant Jew and when he healed people he told them to go to the priest, and do what Moses commanded.Then again, I've always loved the sacrament of confession, too, so clearly I feel better when I have to face up to … [Read more...]