The past few weeks we have been trudging through II Corinthians which can be hard on the reader. St. Paul is so very frustrated with the Corinthian Christians. They have lost sight of their true love – Jesus Christ. They added and subtracted from the demands of the Gospel. Do we do this in our own lives?
We want to make things more elaborate than necessary add requirements on top of requirements or subtract those things we don’t like to make a light burden lighter.
This melding of the gospel to our will is not our call; Christ says come unto me all ye who are heavy laden. So we come day after day, come with open hearts to know our Lord and king. It is simple, it is not Christ plus something else, nor is it anything less than striving daily, by the grace we find in Christ, to know God wholly.