A Paradox

 

I’m going to be gone for about a week and I’m not adept enough to post blogs from just anywhere.  I want to leave you with something to think about.

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus presents a paradox.  A paradox are two apparently contradictory statements which are not contradictory.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Jesus is telling us to let your good works be seen.

Matthew 6:1 Beware of practicing your righteousness (Christian life of good works) before other people in order to be seen by them…

Jesus is telling us to keep our good works hidden from other people.

I will be back in a week.

 

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