Friday, November 23, 2018

Not the law

After Psalm 1

Not the law as we consider it
not the compilation of statutes
   and strictures
not the assembly of precedents
not the determinations of the man
who judges
not the law as they understand and chafe
   against the word

but instead

the law as the big story
the law as overflowing mercy
the law as grace

the entire story
not only the part we find comfort in

the full story, all of it

the law as invitation
the invitation to eternity

Photograph by Sebastian Pichler viaUnsplash. Used with permission.

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