“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Matthew 11:28 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Religion says you have to jump through hoops to please your god. That way he will bless you and not punish you. I have seen it with catholics and buddhists alike. They pray to dead photos, paintings, wooden or medal statues all the while donating to their local church. When their prayers are not answered the priest always gives some stupid excuse (which is just another word for lie) that it is not the gods fault but your own because you ….. (they will find some reason to blame it on the sucker who paid for the god to answer their prayer).
Christ says:”Come unto me.” which means He desires a loving relationship with those with whom He suffered so much for.
Speaking from personal experience the closer I get to Christ, the more peace there is in my life, the more meaning there is in my life, the more security there is in my life, the more joy there is in my life. In short, the more Divine love (that can only be given through a loving relationship with Christ) there is in my life. That is the greatest treasure in my life.
Christianity is a lifestyle not a religion. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Oh thank you so immensely my loving Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for blessing me with a love so dear to my heart. It is the most valuable treasure You could ever bless me with. I love being in Your presence every day. I exalt You in the name of my big brother Jesus Christ. Amen
Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year.