EPISODE 34 – LAW FROM THE KITCHEN
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5, 17-19 (NIV)
In the office, government agency, factory, or school, I encounter at least two attitudes on my journey. The first is a person who executes orders from superiors like a faithful but soulless robot, with precise accuracy but without understanding their deeper meaning. The second example is a person who, though less meticulous in perfecting every detail, understands the purpose of the tasks, working with commitment and comprehension. In this context, let's consider the words of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew, where He states that He came not to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it in spirit, not just in letter.