Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them ~ Anthony de Mello
Focus – structure – rules of engagement – all of these things have their place.
We wouldn’t want everyone running around Willy Nilly.
No, we need to have a common
to achieve whatever it is we are trying to do.
It’s a good thing to figure out how…
we will handle conflict when it arises
what we will do in case of an emergency
and what we will do when someone isn’t playing nice.
Rules set healthy parameters for our relationships to each other as…
husband and wife
parent and child
employer and employee
They serve to build a foundation of trust.
They teach us the difference between right and wrong.
I have no quarrel with that.
My issue with rules arises when we use them…
to prevent us from helping someone who needs us
as an excuse for why we aren’t doing the right thing.
When something isn’t right…
shouldn’t we let love rule?