Matthew 5:20 NRSVue
20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
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Some thoughts on this scripture
Scribes and Pharisees were righteous and people of the law. Jesus asks for more – for the compassion that sees beyond the law and people’s weaknesses to the glory and love of God in each and all.