Lizzie and I were reading in the book of Ezra this morning about how the people were genuinely making their burnt offerings to God. They were grateful to have been allowed to come back to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple there. This was a time of true thankfulness to God. Yet we are always in danger of letting our rituals, or religious habits, become tainted, as shown in the Isaiah 58 chapter cited in the blog entry below. If we are sincere now, we must be vigilant to keep our sincerity fresh.