A Heap of Rubble

“The Sermon on the Mount judges us all, for it shows us our evil fruits by which the evil tree is recognized. The good fruit of the deed and the new love for all that flows from the heart is what marks the new life spoken of in the Sermon on the Mount. Where these words of Jesus become life and action, there is God’s firm building, which cannot be overthrown even in the final catastrophe. Where his words do not become action, the only thing that can be expected is a heap of rubble—which is what human deeds truly are.“ ~Eberhard Arnold, Salt & Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount