A Third Way
Jesus was no mathematician. Jesus helped us to understand the nature of God in relationship, as one person of the Trinity, one part of a triune God. One in three and three in one doesn’t make sense according to our normal number sense. It only makes sense within the nature of God. Jesus’ teachings are similar. Jesus notes the laws and has commentary on them, but it’s not exactly to follow the law or not to. He says he comes to fulfill the law. It’s not either or, one choice of two. With Jesus, there is no this or that. According to the writings about Jesus that we’ll consider this week, Jesus leads us to a third way, a way that calls for hard work and deep discernment and voluntary vulnerability. Read Matthew 1-48 and Chapter 28 of Brian McLaren’s, “We Make the Road by Walking” to prepare.