God wants us to be whole people, not religious people. I have recently been struck by the sheer normality of authentic spirituality. Jesus, the only perfect man who ever lived on this earth, was so “normal” that most of His relations, friends, and neighbors could not possibly believe that He was the Messiah. He was not “religious enough” for that! He was simply the son of the local carpenter; a perceived glutton, drunkard, and friend of sinners... How refreshing to realize that God has created us and redeemed us to be fully human — nothing more and nothing less!