Some people look at Christianity and see a bunch of does and don’ts. Stuff you can’t do. Out of context, it makes Christianity feel like it’s not meant for adults. Or people with working brains.
And that would make sense, if it were true.
We wouldn’t judge a couple’s relationship by looking at their fandoms or favorite movies. We know better. There’s a lot more to any relationship. Judging Christianity by looking at a few of the externals is just as pointless.
Because it’s a relationship.
And no relationship makes sense if all you’re looking at is its outside.
The focus of Sunday’s first reading (Isaiah)? That relationship, the one with God. And what it looks like from the inside.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday