Obstacle to Christianity: Legalism
by Lyneta Smith
I love traditions. Every fall, I find the cutest pumpkins and pumpkin-spiced candles to cozy up my home. I also buy a couple sugar pumpkins to bake and puree to make pumpkin pie from scratch. All afternoon, the smell of ginger and cloves mingles with bright orange pumpkin puree, tantalizing us with promises of fresh whipped cream and buttery crust.
I love this ritual so much that my family would probably try to get me psychiatric help if I were to forgo it.
Humankind is naturally drawn to traditions—we find comfort, stability, and security in conventions for everything from the way we celebrate holidays to the way we worship.