Thomas Merton who reads our society so well noted that to say “God is Love” has the same impact as saying “Eat your Wheaties.” Spiritual sentimentality takes the good idea of “God is Love,” and distorts it to an ambiguous and bland statement.
Flannery O’Connor said this about sentimentality: “It is the religious equivalent of pornography. We have a vague, pleasurable experience of something without having to invest or risk transformation.” If you think God only wants your soul you are mistaken. God wants all of you. If you thought God just wanted an hour of your time on Sunday, think again. God wants to be with you every moment of every day.
One thing you cannot say regarding Jesus is that he did not do things in moderation. Aren’t you glad?
See ya in church.