Posts Tagged ‘repentance. Law and Promise’


Restating the quote: people are never to be used as means but as ends.  All this is the second Table of the Law:  love your neighbor as yourself.   When I read such law statements, I go, Ommmm, or Amen or whatever, absolutely agreeing. I assuage my conscience as I agree.  Agreeing is not doing. The Law shows me that  I do love things, yes more than God and my neighbor.  The bishop’s quote is a good law statement I don’t keep.  When it gets down to it, there has only ever been one person who only loved people and used things, perfectly, absolutely: Jesus Christ. In Him there is a daily repentance to Him who gave up all things and took up all our sin. His love is our only hope to so love as He first loved us.

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