Dear Alice,

A lot has happened since I last wrote you. To not get into many details, I’ll just say that life for me has changed a lot.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about spirituality. Specifically, what it looks like for me now in this post-Christian era. I remember a story I read in a book about a woman who ripped the gospels put of her bible and burned the rest, keeping only the words of Jesus as her spiritual canon. I think this woman was on to something.

I think my main issue with Christianity is the religious part, not the spiritual part. I think that, like this woman, my focus should be on the words of Jesus and nothing else. I follow Jesus, whatever that means, and not some religion.

I don’t know if that makes any sense, I’m still working it out myself, but I think that’s where I’m at now. The story and the words of Jesus are compelling, it’s all the other stuff that makes me worry.

So maybe I won’t burn the majority of my Bible, but I think I’ll just focus on Jesus and what he said. Everything else is extra.



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