Sunday, June 22, 2008

on the law...

I was cleaning out the garage yesterday and realized that The Law/the law alone cannot save me, even if I keep it with complete faithfulness. But it can save others from me.

2 comments:

Marshall Massey (Iowa YM [C]) said...

What does cleaning out the garage have to do with it?

Tmothy Travis said...

OK, too good not to bite.

Cleaning out the garage didn't seem to have anything to do with it, just context.

But as I thought about it I wondered whether it might not have some importance. After all, it's a great metaphor and I always find things in doing it that I had either forgotten or never seen before. (I have children, you know). It's a contemplative activity, if not a quotidian spiritual discipline.

Finally, though, I was led to wonder whether I was just showing off, showing what a good householder I am because I cleaned out my garage.

Sometimes I think that I think too much. Other times I am convinced of it.