This seems to be such a glaring reality for us humans and one of the most difficult things for us to accept....so we divide, attempt to control, manipulate, dominate, and end up violating everyone and are left resorting to all kinds of violence. It's that old worn out adventure of missing the point while acting like we have it figured out...."If just everyone would listen to me!!!!" is the operating paradigm and yet that also is a blind spot and it can't even be seen for what it is.
Upon two commandments the law is fulfilled and the focus changes from who's right and who's wrong to Some One else and something else. And I get the sneaking suspicion that for those who's eye are opened to this unbelievable good news, Truth changes the conversation which then would lead people to begin to lay down their weapons of which the fallen human race has fashioned many, and I'm not just talking about cold steel.
There are many strongholds that stand in the way, and there is one I believe to be the most problematic and that is the mistaken notion that God, the one who created us, is a bean counter and a legalist and is hell bent on making people pay, which leaves an indelible mark on our hearts and minds that he is not relational at all or if he is we are left wondering if we want a relationship with someone like that.
It just seems to me that the gridlock and polarization created by the right and wrong paradigm, flies in the face of what Jesus tells us, which to me seems to be a direct response to the mistaken notion that God is a legalist or if he was at one time (even if that just existed in the fallen mind) it has been fulfilled and we find ourselves in a drastically new situation. Loving God and neighbor is about grace and relationship and it only becomes a reality to us as we come to see that He first loved and accepted us, which also is about relationship. Come on.....this is really good news. Let us shake free of the legal religious construct that has kept us locked up in that scary room of confusion not being able to see Father for who he really is. This is so far beyond our wildest most wonderful dreams.