The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge. It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here.
For so long I believed that salvation was basically a way to “not go to Hell.” I never saw it for what it really is, restoration. Restoration, reunion, and reconciliation.