Note: This post is part of a series about building a personal relationship with God by reading the parables of Jesus. You can browse the entire series here.
True love for God means obeying his commands, and his commands don’t weigh us down as heavy burdens.
1 John 5:3 TPT
During my first year of college, a friend pulled me into a campus ministry and invited me to their events multiple times a week.
The people I met there became my good friends, and I really enjoyed going. I didn’t see these events as burdensome additions to my schedule, even though I went a lot, because I saw them as time to hang out with friends.
I had been pretty apathetic about church before, mostly seeing it as something I had to go to. The love of my friends in that campus ministry helped me understand that the purpose of being a Christian is to love God and love people, and it is love that makes Christianity enjoyable, simple, and attractive.
I have been a…