If you have not read Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, you really should. This book is the best thing that has happened to my spirituality in a long time. It was one of those experiences that as I read I kept thinking “That’s how I feel, but I never knew how to put it into words before.”
Jesus is a relationship, not a checklist. And that makes God infinitley more difficult to deal with, but so much more rewarding and fulfilling. And Jesus is not a gun-wielding Republican from Texas. Nor is He a liberal pot smoking activist. Jesus is so much bigger than what Christianity has made Him into.
I’m not going to check it off yet, but I feel so amazing right now. God is bigger than you think.