When St. Paul contrasts tablets of stone with the human heart, or the letter inscribed in stone with the Spirit, or the Old Covenant with the New, Christians are quick to assume that the Old is incomplete without the New, or, worse, that the human heart is preferable to following the letter of the law. Strange, how people convince themselves that God would inscribe a teaching and then say, “oops,” I never meant for you to actually read it or do it. Just get the gist, so that Obi Wan can teach you to reach out to me with the force. Then you can ignore the letter of my law and be free. That might work for a Hollywood screenplay embedded with product placements, but it has nothing to do with the Bible. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss 2 Corinthians 3.
(Episode 125; 2 Corinthians 3); Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Upbeat Forever” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/)