Me: How has your time been spent today with your friend.
Prodigal: Good but he’s too good to scale his own fish.
Me: Maybe I will share along those lines then.
This is from Brennan Manning
The Pharisees, who carried religion like a shield of self-justification and a sword of judgment, installed the cold demands of rule-ridden perfectionism because that approach gave them status and control, while reassuring believers that they were marching in lock-step on the road to salvation. The Pharisees falsified the image of God into an eternal, small-minded bookkeeper whose favor could be won only by the scrupulous observance of laws and regulations. Religion became a tool to intimidate and enslave rather than liberate and empower.
Don’t stay in bondage. There is freedom and joy and another way.
The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
Jennifer Van Allen