"The hijacking of the concept of morality began, of course, when we reduced Scripture to formula and a
story to theology, and finally
to rules. It is a very different thing to break a rule than it is to cheat on a lover. A person's mind can do all sorts of things his heart would never let him do. If we think of God's
as a technicallity, a theological precept, we can disobey without the slightest feeling of guilt, but if we think of God's grace as a relational invitation, an
OUTREACH of love,
we are pretty much jerks for belittling the gesture."