There was that time when Jesus cleansed the temple – kicking over chairs, upturning tables, and driving out the money changers. You’re going to have to do this for yourself. Living inside your head are all those religious lies and deceptions that have enslaved you and are a power in your mind. They are constantly doing business in your head – controlling you, limiting you, sabotaging you, and stopping you. Kick them out! Upturn those tables! Toss those chairs! Drive them out of you!
People keep one foot in the religious way, and also try to embrace what is real. It’s not going to happen. You have to divest yourself of the religious way entirely. Jesus said you can’t pour new wine into old wineskins. But many people are afraid because the old way is all they know, and so they want to hold onto at least a little of it. But we all know what happens – a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough. That’s we need to step toward the real together with others, and then it’s not quite so scary.