The sin, says Jesus, is more than our behavior. It is a heart that refuses to honor the humanity of others.
What if fulfilling Torah is not about being right, but about being light?
Blessed. Even these, Jesus says, are blessed. “For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
What kind of Kingdom is this? And who could be its king?
When we talk about salvation as something strictly individual that results in the transport of our immortal souls to some other-worldly “heaven,” we miss the point Jesus makes that the kingdom of heaven is sprouting up all around us, here and now, as we share his radical program of unconditional love.