Dear God, We've Invented Our Own Religion

. . . And another thing Father. We North American Christians are so sophisticated (at least in our minds) that we've invented our own religion. We've cross-bred Jesus with Consumerism and invented Consumer-anity. We now have a Gospel that says, "God is eager to be completely wrapped up in your life, and all you have to do is say 'yes'!" It presents this relationship with God that's all about Him giving us what we want without any response, or investment required from us. The last time I checked, the real Gospel is something like, "You can be entirely wrapped up in God's life, and He's made it possible at great cost to Himself, to make it possible for you to say 'yes'!" That's a very different message than the religion of Consumer-anity. Argghh . . .