Judging and condemnation
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
The Sermon on the Mount deals with the deep stuff. If we think we are familiar with it, have got the measure of it and can mark it off into neat little plots which are plain to read, then I suggest that more than likely we have missed the point; perhaps completely.
Sunday’s passage digs deep below the surface and addresses some gnarly roots which are difficult to see and even harder to get out, for judging and condemnation are indeed gnarly roots. But although the road that leads to life is, as Jesus will later say, narrow and hard, there is a reward for all who choose to pursue it.
Sunday evening Sally Hickson will be looking at the themes of violence and non-violence in The Passion, as we move towards our shared, reflective evening communion.