Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The law of Love...

  "Jesus said to his disciples, 'Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets...'"
Matthew 5:17
As often as Jesus called the scribes and Pharisees to task for their misunderstanding  and misuse of the law, he understood that the laws of Moses were there to help people live together in peace.  I remember a homily likening the laws to the structures of a huge suspended bridge, that one was very grateful to see holding the bridge up!  They were necessary for people to live and work together, caring for each other and not mistreating one another.  Jesus knew that these commandments were necessary for the people and he sure didn't want to topple that underpinning structure.  But Jesus also knew the Spirit of the law and he was able to condense the commandments into two Great Commandments: loving God and loving each other..  Gracious God, you give us all the tools we need to live with each other peacefully.  And that is, simply, living the law of love.  Please help us to love better every single day!    Love, heidi

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