Why is it we always have to follow the rules? Do you ever wonder if there is someone who sits in an office in some tall building and spends all day just writing all the rules to everything? His name is probably Himey and he's probably single. He has no life other than to mess with ours. Jesus says we have to love people like that. I say, "You've got to be kidding me!" Jesus doesn't really kid much, but he does let me be me, and I say, "you've got to be kidding me."
I don't see a lot of places in the Bible that Jesus went around writing rules down for people to follow. He pretty much just lived a perfect life. He was the rule. You wanna follow the rules...follow Jesus. Not an easy task, but following the rules never is.
I remember when I was nine and I was suppose to be home by dark. Well, to make a very good story (with lots of action and suspense) short. I didn't start for home until after dark. That was stupid for two reasons: First, my mom and dad would be ticked, and so I might as well figure out which dictionary I would put in the seat of my pants to soften the blow. And second, it was dark, and I was alone, and I had to walk down this alley lined with tall trees that were pretty much there to swallow me up. Unfortunately, I must have just watched The Wizard of Oz, because I could of sworn I saw flying monkeys and evil munchkins (of course, they weren't actually evil in the movie).
Needless to say I ran home as fast as I could, all the while dodging flying monkeys, and hurdling the evil munchkins. I made it home and guess what was waiting for me? The rulemaster himself, my dad. After trying to argue the fact that it wasn't yet dark in every part of the world. I realized I needed to find the hard-covered dictionary...and fast! The rest as the say - is history (don't always believe the people who tell you that history lessons are a lot of fun).
Rules. Made to break? Some say yes, I say it's not worth your time. Most are for your own good, or for the good of the country or something like that. If you're a follower of Jesus, and you are trying to follow the rules; then just follow him. Let's quit griping about the rules and just put all that energy into following the Rulemaster...Jesus. He will always protect you from the flying monkeys and evil munchkins!