Against Such Things There Is No Law…
The phrase “grounded in Christian values” is central to our organization’s mission. What does it mean to be grounded in Christian values? How is it defined, who defines it, and how do we know if/when it has been accomplished?
Four years ago, in an effort to begin answering this question, our Middle School team chose a few values that we thought were solid candidates and explored them in chapel and in small group discussions. We created icons for each one that turned into fun locker magnets for students to collect and display.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.