Friday, May 18, 2018

Mercy not moralism

Morning: Psalm 102; Jeremiah 31:27-34; Ephesians 5:1-20
The radical newness of Jesus gets missed when people think he is just a moral teacher calling us to be good.  But that kind of call is bad news, since we all know very well that it is impossible for us to achieve goodness just by working hard at it. When Jesus calls Matthew to follow him, he shows that what broken souls need most, if they are to be healed, is mercy.  Jesus offers mercy.  Our world has lost sight of this … it still desperately needs the radical mercy that Jesus brings.

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