… the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from … sin and death … what the law … was powerless to do, this God has done by sending his Son … so the righteous decree of the law might be fulfilled in us who live not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. (Emphasis added.)

Rom 8: 2, 3, 4

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What lawyers and law-makers, legislators, courts and judges can be entrusted with your life who neglect the Spirit in favor of the law and their dubious genius as law makers?

What nation and people can retain sanity, know peace and tranquility who banks on law and civil governance but neglects the Spirit?

If the human person is spirit and not flesh, how can one prosper who ignores the Spirit in favor of the flesh?  Can a fragment of a whole be a whole?

And can a professed Christian Believer mouth Christ but lay Him aside in favor of the mortal life, the material realm as if it is that and not eternal life in which we all reside?

If the Believer but talks, does that Believer not surrender his or her life to the godless broken and the lost among us?  To those who chase God from the public square and from our lips?

The primacy is to the Spirit, and for the Christian it is to Christ.  We are far less a nation of laws than a people of the Spirit, for we are not citizens but more: we are the Children of God.

The life of the spirit is not our life, but the life of God within us.

St. Teresa of Avila, in Life Written by Herself