The Sunday lectionary reading for the Third Sunday before Lent in Year A, is Matt 5.13–20, a short section of the so-called Sermon on the Mount following on from the Beatitudes. In some ways, this collection of sayings is well known, with some of it passing into common parlance (‘salt of the earth’)—and yet the important teaching of Jesus here appears to be neglected or ignored in much.
James and Ian discuss these images and their implications, and explore the vexed question of how, as followers of Jesus, we read OT law.
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