Man can proclaim to be as wholly holy, devout, and pure as possible. But it never changes our human nature. Our innate fallibility and imperfection. Our tendency to pass judgment, to boast, and be haughtily bound in our approach. Some of us can’t help being ourselves in everything man has “created” – even religion. We were made in his image but are not the image. We may be Christians or working to be Christians, but we are not Christ. We are not God, Buddha, Allah, Vishnu, Shiva, or any god of worship. That’s why I will never allow anyone to tell me about how I should live my life, force their beliefs upon me, or tell me about how my relationship works with The Creator. It’s personal territory. It’s mine. It’s about my spirituality and my spirituality determines how I believe my relationship should be. Advice and guidance are one thing. But you do not rule my path to higher power. Because I – like you, like everyone else – has a direct route all day, everyday. And there’s nothing that any man can do to change that.