2 comments on “The Trouble With Holiness

  1. James, this is exactly why I have a link to your blog on my site! I love your perspective! There is nothing holy about “fulfilling your Sunday obligation.” To me, I don’t even like the word “holiness” because it implies separateness and a status of “better -than.” I believe that true holiness is ultimately about humility….completely submitting ourself to the intimate Presence of God (by whatever name we call Him/Her/It). Obedience is not about “doing what we’re told” or devotedly adhering to religious dogma, it is about taking time to listen to God, being open to hearing God’s word for us in our lives and doing something about it. Quite often, this kind of radical obedience takes us away from our “church,” for some figuratively and literally for others. Thank you for continuing to be a voice of one who lives this kind of submission and obedience! – Lauri Lumby

  2. Lauri,

    Thanks for your kind words. I’m just sharing what I’ve come to learn with the few folks who stumble by my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. As the pastor of the church, I show up every Sunday not because it is my job and I think God will love me more. I do it because I believe in it regardless of the reception. Which, depending on the day, can be wonderful or very cool. Sigh. Good thing I only answer to One when it is all said and done.

    Blessings.

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