I got a note from a young friend yesterday. She's someone I love and I love what she's learning.
I quote her anonymously to protect the privilege of being on the receiving end of her open heart...
"... We are all young and learning who God really is. Not Religious God but Out-of-the-Box God who meets everyone where we're at and sees us as his perfect creations. We are the ones that dwell in our guilt of sin and shame, but I'm learning to break free and stop worrying, and to start living and enjoying him. That's what he's been showing us lately--that it's ok to be happy Christians!"
Truth is often simpler than we think. I am thankful for friends who journey with me on this path of pursuing it.