The purpose of OUR life is to be for God.
And the purpose of our FAITH is not spirituality. It is not happiness.
We have turned God into our personal psychologist; our cheerleader; our moral compass. We have taken from him that he is JUDGE, that he is JUST, that he reigns over all, no matter what we may think. In essence, we have stolen from him that which makes him GOD and have turned him into something else.
We neglect that Christianity is about Jesus; God’s Son; and his blood being poured out. THAT is the answer. THAT is center. THAT is our hope and joy. And often times THAT is hard to see from where we are now. Sometimes we will be poured out like a drink offering. Sometimes we will fail. Sometimes we won’t FEEL fulfilled.
But this is where faith comes in. And the object of our faith is simply this: life through the death of Jesus on the cross.
-Aj Neugebauer LCMS pastor