Our belief in our imperfection is not the last word. God’s Word is both first and last -- God’s Word that called us into being, images of the Holy One, vessels containing a piece of divine light, and God’s living Word, Jesus Christ, peeling away the layers of legalism and false advertising that shape our lives. Jesus is reintroducing us to our own best, God-given selves.
A sermon on Matthew 5:21-37, 48 by the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson