Advent 10: Matthew 1:22-23 Isaiah 7:10-15 John 1:14

There are religious wars, religious terrorists, religious extremists in government and religious bigotry in this world you can see why people don’t feel they need religion.

They’re right, too.

We don’t need religion. Religion is a man made construct. Religion is a set of constrictive rules which reflect the values of those who made them. Religion is a useful excuse for conflict and oppression.

People don’t need religion.

People need hope. People need love. People need caring. People need guidance. People need food and shelter. People need protection. People need a better way. People need grace.

People really need someone with real power, mercy and glory to enable all of this.

People need Immanuel.

God with us.

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