In light of the thoughts I had on Matthew 5 last week, I emphatically underlined this quote this morning:
The focus, then, is not so much on the rules themselves, but on the kind of people we want to be. Moreover, the motivation lies not in the rules as laws for behavior, but in the positive invitation of God’s grace and in the delightful results of obedience. — Marva Dawn in In the Beginning, God
It’s always nice when someone more intelligent and articulate echoes your own thoughts, isn’t it?