discernment

Discernment, Do the Gray Areas Matter?

TERESA: Growing up, I viewed my ‘religion’ as a lot of rules. As a young teenager, I felt burdened with a list of do’s and don’ts. Seeing other people fail to keep the rules then trying to hide their failures, I became cynical and viewed many Christians as hypocrites. I used their behavior as an excuse to make my own set of rules. My ‘rules’ throughout my teen years were things like: do what you want, when you want, at the moment; do what makes you feel good and happy. By the time I was in my early 20’s, I realized ...