YIN, YANG AND LOVE [126]

If  Yin and Yang means the good and the bad, then good. Otherwise I got it wrong, and that’s bad, but anyway –  [also light and dark, feminine and masculine]

Jesus shared in the good and the bad. By completing “the law”, he completed the good part so it was “completed”, “fulfilled”, or finished, and in this way it [the law] was abolished.

By accepting upon himself the penalties of the law, he also abolished them. This is the part that is “good” for us, since we were “in the gun” because we were subject to these penalties which brought us to death.  [“don’t do this”]

By removing the penalties for breaking the law, he removed inherent death from us. This would then have left us with the “good” part of the law [“do do this”] in whose environment we could dwell. But we would not thrive in that environment. Even if there were no penalties for not doing the law in its entirety, we would still fall short of our own [God given] expectations, aspirations, and so we would fall short of perfection, which is love.

By him removing the whole law, we are not left in that above scenario. We are presented with love first and foremost, and any lack thereafter he trims (prunes) away, as he continues to focus us on his love, and only his love. The shortcomings are of no consequence, because he has dealt with them already, not by law, although we see him taking that on the cross, but by his love.  [this is the “law” of love].

So the goodness of the law [and goodness in general] is now inherent in the nature of love – since the aim is to benefit all creation, as much as possible. By seeing the faulty nature inherent in law because it does not allow for survival if there is any fault, error, or failure, we see what the nature of love is, that it is rescuing, forgiving, nurturing and uplifting.

When we wanted to “go it alone” in our independence from God, and therefore from love, we were declaring that we could live apart from love. But we can’t. Life and love are the same thing. (you can’t have one without the other). By going it alone we left love behind, in fact we crucified it in our heart. This brought death to our “inner” heart, and non-retrievable separation from God who is love. Then only God could enact the necessary “retrieval” by Christ.

Inasmuch as we participate in his love, we are participating in his life. If, unlike Lot’s wife, we don’t turn back, then we simply continue further into him and his life, as the imperfections of non-life are allowed to fall by the wayside, where the cross of sacrifice covers them with love.

Yin and Yang seek to explain man’s fall and duality of nature by philosophical means, which amount to laws, but which fail to explain the totality of the consuming power of “Yang”.

[death is the absence of life]

Clove

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