Rules, rules, rules

Philip Yancey writes:

“At first glance legalism seems hard, but actually freedom in Christ is the harder way.  It is relatively easy not to murder, hard to reach out in love; easy to avoid a neighbor’s bed, hard to keep a marriage alive; easy to pay taxes, hard to serve the poor. When living in freedom, I must remain open to the Spirit for guidance.  I am more aware of what I have neglected than what I have achieved.  I cannot hide behind a mask of behavior, like the hypocrites, nor can I hide behind comparisons with other Christians.”

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