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I Fought the Law and... the Law lost...

By: Raegan
For those of you under the age of 20, you most likely don't know this song I am referencing so do yourself a favor and push pause on your Lady Gaga album (I promise, you can come back to it) and look up this oldie, but goodie.

A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to my students about the importance of the Law, but how it wasn't the whole picture. It's a difficult subject to broach and I often find that we walk the line when it comes to living in grace, but also knowing the gravity of the TRUTH. What I find in a lot of my kids (or adults for that matter) is that we think because Christ was so forgiving, graceful, and merciful, that it allows us to have a free ticket on how to live. We don't necessarily have to live by the "rule book" so to speak because we know we have forgiveness. Now while I believe fully in the redemptive powers of Christ through all our sin and faults, I never want to abuse it. I never want to use it as a crutch. I don't want to make this my safety net. Because why give your life to Christ at all if you're not willing to change, or give some things over, or be molded and changed into someone better through His hands alone? I know it can be a difficult truth to swallow, but Christ invites us into a different life. It isn't about rules or laws, but it is truly about LOVE when you get down to it.

Think about it--when you're in love, don't you find that you do the silliest things? Don't you find that you do things you never thought you would do? You do this because love moves us. Love changes us. Love ignites something is us to be different.

While I think that it truly is about faith and love and not really about Do's and Don'ts, I know that I can't stay the same or continue in my same patterns. But I don't let the law dictate me. The Law doesn't win because Love Wins.


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