“Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law … Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”
There seems to be a widening chasm in our world and society that is simply becoming more evident and more insidious each passing day. We have The Law standing on the precipice of one mountain, projecting out its fear of the “other” in retribution and rejection. We have Love standing in the valley, inviting The Law to come and reason with it. The Law stands firm, imperious in its belief that it is right because it is written!
Sadly over history, this has been embraced by some as the WHOLE meaning of the Christian faith. Our purpose is to monitor and police society on its morality instead of being a companion and life bearer of Divine Love. If you have not read the Nashville Statement produced by 150 evangelical Christian pastors, I encourage you to do so. You will read the meaning of what I am saying this day.
“What’s Love got to do with it” plaintively sang Tina Turner. Jesus says EVERYTHING! Love has EVERYTHING to do in our call to be lawfully loving.
See the entity of The Reverend Paul W. Gennett, Jr.’s Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 10, 2017Year A.
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