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Mercy, not sacrifice … learn what this means

Morning: Psalms 16, 17; Proverbs 8:1-21; 2 John 1-13

Rules gather baggage – and we forget why some rules were made.  The Sabbath law was misunderstood.  It is not to punish people with, but it is for people who punish themselves with too much work, or who forget that not everything depends on them.  The Sabbath is to remind us that we are not God.  Given that, it’s strange how we can sometimes behave as if we were God, making ourselves judges of one another.  Thus Jesus reminds us: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”  And earlier in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says, about mercy, “Go and learn what this means.”

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