Beneath the surface

For if the correct time for circumcising your son falls on the Sabbath, you go ahead and do it so as not to break the law of Moses. So why should you be angry with me for healing a man on the Sabbath? Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly. John 7:23-24

When rules make it easy to tell who’s in and who’s out; when rules make it easy to quantify and rank people then it may be time to look beneath the surface.

Lord, help me to see beneath the surface, especially when it’s murky and my own expectations obscure my vision.