The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky writes: “There are people on whom even clean linen looks indecent.”
The Jews cannot allow their faith and practices be taken cheaply. In an effort to raise the bar of how to act as children of God,
however, they end up putting malice even on God’s plans and ways. Their faith concerns, not anymore about God—only about them and their standards.
Even God has to conform to them. But Jesus cannot waste time justifying His work. The burden is on us to see God in different ways He can re-gather His people.
Jesus does not come to the world to set up a fixed moral order. He comes to give people access to God in their different conditions and struggles.
He shows to us what is in the mind of God when He encounters sinners, non-believers, and outcasts. God comes to them without malice.
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