September 19, 2016

I’m thinking about following Jesus…that is, I’m thinking about what it means to follow Jesus.  And one of the first things I think about is that if we’re not careful there seems to be a lot of rules to follow.

I don’t like religious rules.  Especially I don’t like rules that pin God down and don’t let him move.

Jesus gave us the two greatest commandments which summed up all of the law and the prophets…love God with all that’s in us and love everybody else after that.  Do that and we don’t have to worry about rules.

I like that because it takes all the judgment out of my responsibility to follow Jesus leaving me free to love unconditionally.

Focus on Jesus – who is the exact representation of God’s mind – and rules seem to melt in a puddle at Jesus’ feet. 

Peace

Jim

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