It was as if their leaders, the ones who claimed God’s truth, who called them to follow God’s law, who confidently declared who was “in” and who was “out,” didn’t really know God at all.
Condemnation blinds. Only love can see.
There is but one way to pursue Kingdom life. One reality to which to pledge our allegiance.
Remember how you thought you weren’t blessed? Why should your enemies be any less blessed?
The sin, says Jesus, is more than our behavior. It is a heart that refuses to honor the humanity of others.