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Anyone who truly understands what is to follow God will always find them self on the wrong side of the law of the land.

I understood this for the first time in Hollywood, California in 1970.

There is only one right answer to the question, “THE LORD says I must help you. THE LAW OF THE LAND says I can not.”

That right answer is always the wrong answer in the eye of the law of the land.

These are the great statements from THE JUDGE at The Last Judgment:

“You saw me hungry, thirsty, homeless, sick, in prison, a stranger and you helped me.”

To which we reply, “When did we help you/”

THE JUDGE replies, “When you helped the least of these my brothers and sisters you helped me.”

Or conversely we hear, “You saw me hungry, thirsty, homeless, sick, in prison, a stranger and you passed me by.”

To which we reply, “When did we pass you by?”

Then we hear from THE JUDGE, “When you passed by the least of these my brothers and sisters you passed by me. Now go to Hell.”

It is either our nature to help or our nature to pass by.

It has been my nature always where I can help to help.

Who needs our help more than they who are least able to pay for it?

This is the essence of Christianity.

As all who have understood this have said when asked why they help those who can not pay them, “Because they are Christ.”

Yes, they are.

I thought of this tonight as a transgender man who called me in a panic looking for a safe place amidst the storm dropped by my home.

S/he can’t live here anymore.

The Law Of The Land won’t allow it.

When we are forced by the law of the land to break the law of God those who force us to break that law will find themselves more responsible before THE JUDGE than we are.

They who say, “This is the law,” will stand before the one who actually is the law.

The excuse is “I was only enforcing the law.”

It did not help those who used it at Nuremberg.

It will not help we who face the final Judge.

As I said, I first learned this in Hollywood in 1970.

I have done my best to live it since.

That is why I am always finding myself in trouble with the law.

–Reg Hartt 2019–11-22.

 

 

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