Relying on technicalities and fine prints is another form of BS
Matthew 5:17-19. Not to abolish but to fulfill
Clearly, Jesus advocates against hypocrisy; a projection or appearance of holiness but is not authentic nor integral to the person. In other words, bullshit.
In this sense, the message is not necessarily to rebel against what is written in the law, but rather, to discern: what is the “spirit” of the law? How can we go beyond the law?
My reflection is that the law exists to give us a good foundation of minimum standards to live by. But the law alone cannot suffice in making us flourish. We should honor the law and the spirit so as not to succumb to hypocrisy and BS.
This is the challenge for managers and educators — to live a life beyond compliance, honor the spirit of the law, and embrace authenticity in its fullest sense.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 82: MARCH 23, 2022]