An interesting parallel to my post this morning appeared on today’s Huffignton Post blog.
Christian faith continues to suffer from an overwhelming preoccupation with dogma. We seem to think that, if only people get their theology right, their lives will somehow fall into place.
We may need to be reminded by some of the other faith traditions of the world that Christianity did not start out as a belief system but as a way of life. Jesus did not say, “Believe these theological concepts.” Jesus said, “Come and follow me”.
Theology is not irrelevant but nor is it ultimately the path to transformation. Transformation comes from opening our hearts to the Spirit of Jesus and living as he directs.
But, the life of practice takes time, discipline and commitment. And, as the Hindu teacher Gadadhara Pandit Dasa points out in today’s Huffington Post,
Too often, our results-oriented mood also spills over into our spiritual practices. We want to get as much as possible, as quickly as possible, from as little commitment as possible.
Read the whole post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gadadhara-pandit-dasa/fast-food-spirituality_b_1597655.html