Religion will often demand obligation, but Jesus lives out of a relationship of invitation. Jesus invites us into a new identity freely given by grace, while religion claims we have to earn our way to God. We often try to attend all of the church activities or do all the right things so that we are seen as more spiritual, but Jesus asks us to operate from a place of complete reliance on him. Jesus calls us salt of the earth and light of the world not for our own gain but to the glory of God. It’s not about us, and what we have to do, it is always about Christ and what he does through us.