Commentary on the Gospel of
Why is Jesus – the One who sends the Spirit – talking about the letter of the Law, even parts of a letter? We will enter into life, he wants to say, not by tampering with the Law – either to make it stricter (as the scribes and Pharisees liked to do) or more tax (as we might all like to do) – but by a very different way. Leave the law just as it is, on the page. There is nothing wrong with it. It is law, but it is not life nor the secret of life.