The essence of spirituality

I know of a woman who was locked into a loveless marriage with a man who was so demanding that he wrote out a list of things he required of her, and insisted that she read them every day. Some years later he died, and she married another man who loved her dearly. One day, she came across that list of demands her first husband had drawn up. It brought back painful memories. But suddenly it dawned on her that, even though her present husband didn’t make such demands, she was willingly doing everything her first husband’s list required, because she was devoted to this man who loved her so dearly.
So it is with the Gospel of Christ. Whereas in so many religious systems spiritual life is regulated by the demands of religious regulations, Jesus showed that the essence of spirituality is to love the God who loves us, and the rest follows.

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