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Mon, Sep. 28, 2015 Posted: 08:43 AM

One of my favorite television shows of all-time (I still watch it in syndication) is/was Law and Order. Jack McCoy was so liberal, but he did serve to teach me a lesson. When he was faced with a case that flew directly in the face of his catholic Faith, he would have to put aside his Law, and follow Man’s Law. I remember in one particular episode, he argued before the judge, “Your honor, I know that’s the letter of the law, but it is NOT the Spirit of the law”…he won the motion. I sit and think just how profound that statement is going to be, when I have to answer for my actions before The Real Judge, but I do have a good attorney. Would you like his CARD?
When faced with the “perceived” contradictions of the Bible, we will often revert to what’s comfortable and known to us, as “The Law”. The Law states that certain actions are unlawful. It’s in black, white, however, it also states that God loves us so much….so much…so very, very much….that He wants us to err on the side of caution, in loving each other, HE will deal with the offense. In other words, The Big Picture is more about showing our love and less about our “citizens” arrest of each other. When I get to heaven and I have to sit before Him, my defense is simply going to be, “I didn’t know I couldn’t do that”. Like McCoy arguing his point in court, my point is going to rest more on the Spirit, than the Letter. Is that wrong? I don’t know. I really don’t, but I can’t believe that defending the strippers, the homosexuals, the thieves, the potty word sayer, the adulteress, the poor women faced with the most heart-wrenching decisions of their lives….I cannot believe that defending all of them…..affirming them for the worthy of love beings that they are….is going to be wrong. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not affirming their choices, No attorney affirms choices, I’m affirming THEM….which I think…Jesus did too…but I can’t be sure ☺ Okay, enough. The Bible is black and white, but look closely and you’ll see RED, the words of Christ Himself. There is more insight in those words, than any other part of the Book. I’ll guess we’ll see what happens, when I go to court, but know this, I’d rather take my chances with the Judge than the jury. Sometimes, they DO get it wrong. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Monday.

Veronica Philips