Remember this, be lawful, but don’t end there otherwise you lived in vain – in fact, you lived not. Be lawful because if you are not lawful you will be in trouble. You have to be in the society, you have to follow certain rules, but they are only rules – there is nothing ultimate about them, there is nothing from God about them.
Let me tell you this: the Ten Commandments were created by Moses, they were not from God, they cannot be. Those Ten Commandments are human rules of the game. “Don’t steal!” – because property is individual. But if the game changes and the property becomes social property, then “Don’t steal!” will not be much of a law. Or if someday the world becomes really affluent then there will be so much that nobody steals, because stealing is possible only if poverty is there. People are hungry and poor – they steal. But if the society is affluent, as it is going to be someday, and there are too many things – whatsoever you need, more is available – who will be a thief? Then the commandment will disappear; there will be no need for it. The Ten Commandments are social.
Moses brings the law; Jesus brings truth, grace, love. Love is from God; law is from the mind. Love is of God; law is of man. And with love grace happens, and with love – truth. Remember this, because to understand Jesus is to understand the phenomenon of love. To understand Jesus is to understand the intricacies of grace. To understand Jesus is to understand truth. Remember, if you can understand truth, truth liberates. And there is no other liberation.
Enough for today.