When I began preparation, I wasn’t sure exactly where my study of Matthew 5:21-24 would lead. Every time I have read it over the years, it kind of scared me a little. Verse 22 seemed like a really harsh thing for Jesus to say. As always, we need to consider the context to understand. This is about what is in our hearts. Jesus shows us how we can progress from offense to contempt to complete rejection of those whom we aught to love. This was a very personal study for me, and I pray that the fruit of it will strengthen you as well.