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Chapter 11: The Law of Grace

Luke 18
18 And a certain ruler
asked him, saying,
“Good Master,
what shall I do
to inherit eternal life?”

19 And Jesus said unto him,
“Why callest thou me good?
None is good,
save one, that is, God.”

20 “Thou knowest
the commandments,
do not commit adultery,
do not kill,
do not steal,
do not bear false witness,
honor thy father and thy mother.”

21 “And he said,
“All these have I kept
from my youth up.”

22 Now when Jesus
heard these things,
he said unto him,
“Yet lackest thou one thing:
sell all that thou hast,
and distribute unto the poor,
and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven:
and come, follow me.”

23 And when he heard this,
he was very sorrowful:
for he was very rich.

24 And when Jesus saw
that he was very sorrowful,
he said, “How hardly
shall they that have riches
enter into the kingdom of God!”

25 “For it is easier for a camel
to go through a needle’s eye,
than for a rich man
to enter into the kingdom of God.”

26 And they that heard it said,
“Who then can be saved?”

27 And he said, “The things
which are impossible with men
are possible with God.”

Man is a paradox. He is on the way: that is why he has to be a paradox. He has not yet arrived. The departure has happened, but the arrival is yet to come.

Man is a process. Man is not yet a being, man is still becoming; hence the paradox. The world of the animals is left behind, the departure has happened, but the world of the gods has not yet been achieved.

Man is just a bridge between these two - the past and the future - and there is a constant tension. The past pulls back, the future calls forth and man is always in anxiety. What to do? The anxiety is very deep: to be or not to be?

Because of this, man is bound to remain contradictory unless he transcends humanity. A part of man will remain in the past and part of man will remain in the future - the yet unborn. And these two will go on continuously fighting within the heart of man: the good and the bad or the night and the day, life and death.or whatsoever you want to call the polarity.

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