From an early age, we learn quickly to look for loopholes in the rules. We try to figure out what we can get away with and still be okay. We tend to take this same mindset into our relationship with God, but it doesn’t work. When we opt for loopholes and workarounds, we find ourselves in a category no one wants to be in: hypocrites. Jesus calls us to move beyond loophole religion.
Repairing a relationship is a skill that must be learned. While we’re not in control of whether every relationship will be fully restored, we can strive to have no regrets by doing everything possible.
We often think that the answer to any problem in life is more. More money. More time. More Netflix. But, as many of us have learned the hard way, there are times when getting more leads to a host of other problems we didn’t foresee. In those moments, the old saying “less is more” is true. In this series, we look at several areas of life where less really is more.