“But I say to you…”

Jesus takes the law up a notch—
or, really, down: down into the depths:

not just what you do but why,
who you are in the world.

To not merely avoid murder,
or even anger, but to truly honor people.

To place your relationship with God
in your relationship with others.

To not merely avoid adultery or even lust
but to truly be faithful with another person.

To not merely avoid over-grand promises
but to be a person of profound integrity.

This is the grace of God, after all, toward you,
who has vowed to love, honor and cherish you.

Let the grace well up from within,
for the true law of God is pure joy.

         [Mt. 5.21-37]

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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