May 21, 2021


"This man is not from God, He does not keep the Sabbath"

in the courtyard such words as these may seem righteous

coming from the leaders of the congregation as they did,

though shepherds of the flock, fallen, untrustworthy guides

who defied their position, used their shield as a sword which

ignorantly wielded, thrust vainly against the Masters hand


though such words as these may seem righteous again today

yet we are not in the courtyard but in the public square

and we are not among the leaders but of the congregation

the test of our being of God is not now, nor has it ever been

how faithful our observances of the letters of His law but

how faithfully we shine His light into the surrounding dark


Legalism vs. Grace
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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