There are certain words – phrases too – that are capable of drowning out all else.
In the gospel this morning I have encountered one of those phrases.
Jesus, you see, is offering up some of his best stuff here – really helpful direction for a pattern of life that will lead us toward that promised kingdom –
the one that he says is so close to us; coming very near and all that –
this is advice we might even be willing to try, though it sounds difficult –
love your enemy – pray for those who persecute you.
The bit about turning the other cheek and going the extra mile
even have a revolutionary feel to them…
So after stressing about the law, and being told we need to be salt and light
finally we are getting some concrete advice – and then, for me, that dreadful phrase;
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