Pastor's Corner; Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Waiving your rights


This week, we're reminded of the freedoms we enjoy. But, those who hear the words of Jesus soon begin to experience a tension, to say the least. We have rights. Rights! There's a whole Constitution full of them, and there's been case law piling up for well over 200 years which expands much of that. These words ring out (let freedom ring!) throughout the land. Yet, when Jesus speaks, his words don't ring out in quite the same way. In fact, life in the kingdom of God looks much different.

What does it look like? Jesus says it means not resisting an evil person. It means turning the...

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