Saturday, 15 February 2014

Law with soul

A Reflection on the gospel: Matthew 5:21-37

‘You have heard that it was said...
but I tell you...’
there he goes again,
Jesus at his best:
upsetting culture,
tweaking rules,
redefining context,
thumbing his nose
at centuries of excruciating detail
that ensures God’s people live
within the lines of the law
and don’t step over the bounds.
Cold righteousness
doesn’t cut it with Jesus
who demands more:
hearts as well as minds,
law with soul,
doing is not enough,
being matters too
trust Jesus
to bring the warmth of relationship
into the coldness of law.

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