Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Problem of Religion.5

"You make ceremonial offerings of even the herbs that grow at your front door. 
All the while, 
   you have forgotten 
      the weighty matters 
         of the law: 
judgment, mercy, and faith." 
--Jesus

What gives anything weight?
"Gravity is the force that gives an object weight. Weight is merely a measure of the amount of force
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 gravity exerts upon an object. Weight is not the same as mass, although these two terms are frequently used interchangeably. Mass is a measure of how much matter an object contains. Weight is the gravitational force that acts upon that mass." -from answers.com
God's Perfecting Will is the force that gives our obedience weight!  The real question is: how can we enlarge our obedience (mass) to give greater weight to the work God intends in and through us?

Me and the Law: "I'm approaching forty years of marriage to the same woman.  I've never committed adultery! Hurrah."

Judgement of Jesus: "If a man looks at a woman to lust after her he has committed adultery in his heart."

Me: "(silence)"

Mercy of Jesus: "Blessed are the Pure in Heart, they will see God."

Me and Faith: "Lord Jesus, I want to see joy in Your Face, and hear Your Voice saying: 'Well done, good and faithful!' Consuming Fire, burn out the impurity in my heart!

He ain't heavy, He's my Brother!

O! What a Savior!