I saw this today in comments on another blog and thought it amazingly accurate:
Christianity was never meant to be a religion. The term, “Christian,” originated from the church of Antioch. The title given by God, in Scripture, is “Saint.”
Those who devote themselves to Him, and reverently take what Jesus did for us on the Cross and through His Resurrection seriously, are manifesting Christ on Earth. This is why Jesus died for us.
As we receive that sacrifice, the Holy Spirit comes within us to testify of Jesus, leading us to God –and through the Holy Spirit we live for God (by loving His Son and thanking Him for this act of Love that reunites us back to Glory).
Not religious, not a member or follower of a group or a “practicing Christian” — but a SAINT. That is the point of it all. To become a Saint.
Call me Saint Quack