Sunday, 19 February 2017
Rather than aspiring to righteousness we should be aspiring to goodness.
Righteousness can bring with it a sense of moral superiority and condemnation of others.
It is these things that Jesus criticized in the Pharisees and Sadducees.
To aspire to goodness, however, is to banish all harmful thoughts and actions. It is to be totally benevolent. It is to wish the best for others.
It is to give. It is to love.
Goodness softens the heart and opens it to others.
So that we may love God and love our neighbors.
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