“We never think of religion aright unless we think of it in terms of personal relationship. The aim of religion is a perfect personal relationship with God…”
From my morning readings in “The Letters of John and Jude”, Daily Study Bible Series, by William Barclay.
Of course we can never have such a relationship on our own merit. But we can strive to keep our relationship strong, vibrant, living. This is what religion aims to do. But just joining a church and attending services doesn’t do it. We have to actively live our lives in a way that feeds that relationship.
For me, this means studying the Word, celebrating God, working for the kingdom.
What does it mean for you?