It will not be easy for any of us to take even a single step in the direction of putting an end to transactional economics in our lives. It is not supposed to be easy.
Despite our attempts to compartmentalize our lives–keeping our religious beliefs, for example, out of our business decisions–we remain whole human beings. Once we have decided that we are to love our neighbors as God loves us, no one is excluded at any time in any way from that commitment. God loves us.
Transactional Religion is nothing but bad news. It is, I think, believe and experience on a daily basis, the opposite of the Good News that, in Christ Jesus, are found the way and the truth and the light for the whole magnificent, yet suffering, creation.
We now have an archery range in the woods beside our house. After I set up a couple of targets, I shot 8 arrows with my 50# recurve bow and hit the target 2X. Why is it important to have a target?