but not Necessarily Religious
by Jim Gordon
There actually is a difference between being spiritual and being religious, although many people think of the two as being the same thing.
Being religious is basically following the rules and doctrines of a specific organization or denomination, or what we usually call church.
Being spiritual can bring to mind all kinds of strange thoughts and ideas. Yet, when I say spiritual, I am talking about a daily life following Christ and allowing His love to flow through us, apart from the doctrines and teachings of any specific religious organization.
My wife and I are no longer religious. We left the weekly meeting at a local building and no longer follow any particular doctrine. Yet being outside the walls of religion, we are more aware of the spiritual, day-to-day life of following the example of Jesus.
We realize that God is not a…
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