St. Ephrem
Matthew 5:17-19
Laws are necessary as guidelines for our good. However, Jesus knew that there is a higher law of love. Whenever there was a conflict between the letter of the law and the law of love, Jesus always chose love. He healed on the Sabbath, ate with prostitutes and sinners and tax collectors and touched a leper in order to heal him and all of these were forbidden by the law. Living in the Spirit of Jesus, we are subject to the law of love. We are not saved through obedience to the law. We are saved through Jesus Christ.