Why Jesus Is Greater Than Religion

A poem I wrote to share why a relationship with Jesus is greater than self-righteous moralism. Many people believe they have to do more and try harder in order to be good enough for God; yet Jesus shares the revelation that God has loved us first. It is because of his love, acceptance, and mercy that we live for him in gratitude for grace. This poem was inspired by Jefferson Bethke's video "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" and written in the spirit of his new book "Jesus Is Greater Than Religion".