Religion functions as the moral and ethical interpreter of community norms.  These norms are expressed as beliefs, values, rituals, sacraments and proverbs.  Each religion has a set of sacred texts that communicate the essential and critical thought constructs that shape and form the religion.

I am concerned that many of our churches do not communicate the religion I see Jesus teaching about or embracing.  There were two simple commands.  Love the Lord your God and Love your neighbor as yourself.  The definition of neighbor most people have is “only people who look like me, act like me and think like me.”  Shouldn’t the definition be all of God’s children?

Have an awesome Day – WTC