No taking a bath on the main street during banking hours

In a classic Frank and Ernest cartoon, the two of them stand facing hundreds of books in a Law Library. Frank says to Ernest: ‘It’s frightening when you think that we started out with just Ten Commandments.’ And so it is. America has an estimated thirty five million laws on its books. Not all of them make much sense. For example: in Florida it is illegal for a single woman to parachute from a plane on Sunday afternoon. In Amarillo it’s against the law to take a bath on the main street during banking hours. In Portland it’s illegal to wear roller skates in public toilets, and in Halethorpe a kiss lasting more than a second is illegal.
Well it’s good to know that God is not a legalist. Jesus reminds us that the whole Law of God consists in just two commands – love God and love people.

This entry was posted in Grace, Laws, Legalism, Loving God, Loving other people and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s