With a hat tip to UM-Insight, I saw a great cartoon and some excellent commentary on the Wesley Brothers blog. Maybe you think you, too, need a Disciplan.
Here’s a quote:
We don’t engage in these practices to prove anything. Selfless practices do not make me more worthy of God’s love. Rather, they prepare my heart to believe that God’s love is real. And it’s really for me. God doesn’t love me more just because I kept all my spiritual disciplines and turned into the best version of myself. No, God’s love for me is just as steadfast during my most selfish and greedy moments, I am just closed to accepting that truth. I can do all these spiritual practices for selfish reasons: trying to prove my love or my worth, to prove that I’m on the “right side of history.” But if it doesn’t till the soil of my heart towards knowing the humble heart of God, what am I doing?
Go read the whole thing! God will love you more!
Well, no, not true, but go read it anyhow.