“And Jesus said to them, ‘While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom cannot fast, can they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast’” (Mark 2:19).
When God reveals himself to a new generation and inspires them in ways that are fresh, unfamiliar, and outside your experience, does it evoke anticipation, joy, excitement, celebration? Or do you find yourself sinking deeper into religious despair, offering a depiction of piety filled with doom and gloom? While religion most often looks like a funeral service, the life of faith is more akin to a spirited wedding reception. Don’t let present day Pharisees, the purveyors of solemn and joyless religion, deprive you of the joy that is to be yours as the bride of Christ.