>The Laziness of Legalism
It is so convenient to measure length of shorts, length of hair, count earrings, listen for musical beats, etc rather than examine fruit.
The latter takes time and effort…and focus. The “making a list and checking it twice” of legalism is simply nodding knowingly and checking off points.
What brought this rant on? My wife was criticized for an outfit she wore. Gently criticized, yes, but nevertheless criticized.
And the criticizer? One who goes to a buffet with her scads of children and orders water but lets them fill their cups with soda. One who overloads a car with children (though since they are never seatbelted anyway I guess it can’t be overloaded).