"What people don’t realise is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross." -- Flannery O'Connor
I was reminded of that quote today while reading the comments under this post on Brian McLaren at Matthew Paul Turner's place.
One way to tell if your Jesus is too safe is if you can't fathom that he'd come from a God of wrath, from a God who demanded blood atonement to give us his holiness. No, instead the cross was about God "saving us from ourselves."
I hope one thing God saves us from is our desire to domesticate him.