I found this journal entry the other day and thought I’d share 🙂
Easter Saturday 2014 (19/4/2014 – 12:10 – Corfu church)
Following rules is a way of AVOIDING responsibility. To LOVE always requires TAKING responsibility. Therefore, to LOVE often means breaking the rules. Never for your own sake, but always for the sake of Love.
Love, God, comes before rules. Rules SERVE God, not vice versa. Rules are limited. As soon as they cease to serve God they should be abandoned. Even God’s rules are imperfect. No ‘rule’ can be perfect. God’s rules are imperfect just as his creation is imperfect. We live in a fallen world and everything in it has limitations. Only God, who is NOT in the world, can be perfect – without limitation. Only He may overcome the limits of the world.
We can be perfect, only to the extent that He makes us perfect. If we want to be perfect, we need to LEAVE behind everything in the world, and follow Him. Quite simple really. Almost infinitely simple, yet impossibly difficult. Our fallen nature WANTS to hold on to the world. Our life and everything in it.
HOW can we be called to such extreme non violence. Non force. Surely we should never make it EASY for others to sin against us, to hurt us and ultimately themselves, but how to RESIST without fighting? To RESIST, knowing that you will not be able to resist. Knowing that your resistance will be defeated. To forgive, knowing you have no power to change a person or situation.
Lord, help me follow Your divinely strange way.