Hearts of Stone
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
"HEARTS OF STONE"
Rev. Lon Lorton
Third Sunday in Lent
March 4, 2018
The journey of Lent takes us on a path strewn with stones.
- Some of the stones are on the inside
- "Religious" men
- Assumed they were on the right track because of their religious zeal
- Scribes - experts on Jewish law
Jesus messed with the minds of "religious" people.
- He had no patience for religious gatekeepers.
- He criticized their self pride.
Many of us today carry similar yardsticks to measure others by.
- Yet we rarely apply similar standard to ourselves.
Godly love trumps rules.
People trump programs.
Compassion trumps protocol.