Be rconciled

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         You have heard it said, “You shall not murder,”
         but I say to you that if you insult a brother or sister,
         you will be liable.
         So when you are offering your gift at the altar,
         if you remember
         that your brother or sister has something against you,
         leave your gift there before the altar and go;
         first be reconciled to your brother or sister,
         and then come and offer your gift.

                  —Matthew 5.21-24

The law of God
is not a gate you make it through,
not a finish line you attain.
It is the road toward relationships
of healing, blessing and justice.

The law of God
is not a target you can hit or miss.
It is the bow that shoots you
toward perfect love.

The law of God
is a metaphor
for awe
which you wonder about out loud
until you become
a metaphor for love.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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