Idolatry of Good

If you are worried about being ‘good’ today – stop it.

Not because it is bad to be good, but because the pursuit of good is distracting at best and idolatrous at worst.

Only God is good.

When we focus on good we can too easily end up with “an obsession with personal purity and morality that has no regard for the difficulties or suffering of others” as Ken Wytsma so elegantly puts it.

In other words, we won’t get our hands dirty serving others, if we are obsessed with good and purity and morality.

Let your God be your goodness, you get on with service to others.

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Cyndy Lavoie

“Then she was on the road. She preached with joyful urgency that life could be radically different; right and left she sent the demons packing; she brought wellness to the sick, anointing their bodies, healing their spirits.” Mark 6:12-13 The Message

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