Our sweetest life moments came through religion. Our most bitter life moments were caused by religion as well.
Religion seeks to guarantee that all will be well for as long as we do what is right. Religion blames all of our sufferings on our bad deeds.
Religion is what a man can understand on his own.
What such man cannot understand is why the rain pours on the good and the evil, and why the sun shines on the righteous and the unrighteous.
When a financial institution promises high returns on investments and pays up dividends to its investors or shareholders to make them believe that they’re truly getting a great return or making a profit and that their original investment is still intact and earning interests, you can be sure that those are the moments when the investors feel that they’re living worry-free for the first-time as far as finance is concerned. Great vacations, great houses, great schools, great everything until the sugar runs out and that the news concerning their original large investment makes way for some bitter taste in the mouth. It’s gone, all gone, the money is all gone. What seemed to have been earned interest were actually their own money being spent in unimaginable portions.
It was sweet, but then became quite bitter.
So, at the end of life, will you regret of the high’s religion might have taken you through before it brought you down to your lowest? Will you regret of the fantasies you may have lived before the truth hits. The fantasies were real. Anyone can orchestrate what others consider to be a great life, until illnesses, suffering and death comes along.
If the truth doesn’t set you free from the high’s and low’s of religion, I don’t know what will. The truth is that God loves you, regardless of the circumstances in which you find yourself.
When earthly life simply does not make any sense,
“we…rely on the love God has for us.” (1 John 4:16)
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)
This is love.