The whole Law of Moses

A6CF6E6F-3AF6-4375-A5A7-7B282B1F3236

In seminary a professor asked us this: if every person who calls themselves Christian had lived out their beliefs would the subprime mortgage crisis have happened?

I’ve been thinking about that a lot

If those involved in the crisis at any level had stood firm and said no to immoral and unstable and predatory financial practices?

From financial institutions to credit agencies to regulators, and even the consumers themselves?

I think of it again now

And the Law of Moses

And the Law of Moses in summary being: love God and love neighbor

Loving God being an internationalization, between the individual and God only

Loving your neighbor being then the externalization, your faith put in practice

The financial crisis was a failure to externalize the faith professed from so many in our society of that internalized faith

In our current crisis I see the same

I see in the reactions of those around me the failure to love our neighbor as ourselves

To be a neighbor to the one bloodied and destitute on the side of the road, to show mercy

As a culture we do not value mercy

Matthew 22:34-40
Luke 10:25-37

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s