While I was perusing the library for last month's Bloom Book last week [yes I know, I am very behind], I couldn't help but catch a few titles that really stood out to me.
The 7 Deadly Sins
And then I saw these books
Spirituality for Dummies
5 Steps to Spiritual Growth
It made me sad.
There are things that come easy to us. Like focusing on our short comings, our inadequacies, on all the ways we fail.
Then, in order to compensate, we turn to the law. The 5 quick tips. The 7 easy steps. The 10 ways.
But then I saw it. The only book in the whole section that mattered [excluding the rows of bibles of course.]
Can you see it? Look closely.
He is Risen
If we can rest our hearts on that Truth, that one beautiful defining characteristic of our faith, we have all we need. Grace triumphs. Christ redeems. Jesus paid for our sins and his life provides us with all the steps and tips and tricks that we need.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."