following jesus to new york

When I go to New York City, I do not have to think about not going to London or Atlanta. People do not meet me at the airport or station and exclaim over what a great thing I did in not going somewhere else. I took the steps to go to NYC, and that took care of everything.
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On the other hand, not going to London or Atlanta is a poor plan for going to New York. And not being wrongly angry and so on is a poor plan for treating people with love.
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"He that loves has fulfilled the law," Paul said. "Really."

Dallas Willard, in The Divine Conspiracy, on how Jesus' 'Discourse on the Hillside' is a sermon on how people in the kingdom Live, not rules on how they shouldn't.