“So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, ‘It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for your to carry your pallet’” (John 5:10).

Sick religion preoccupies itself with rules and regulations, rituals and familiar customs, at the expense of human need and the advancement of the Kingdom. That the religious establishment was more concerned about the weight of a pallet than the weight of God acting miraculously in the life of one lame 38 years indicates how sick their religion had become. A dynamic faith that allows God to work outside our familiar processes and personal preferences is to be desired over a static religion that exists with no expectation of renewal.

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