As the people are about to enter the Promised Land, Moses reminds the people of how good and important the law is that God gave them, and that they must keep it to flourish. But in the Gospel, it seems Jesus is encouraging us to break the law? It is because laws have a purpose, and Jesus tells us elsewhere the laws to Love God and Love Neighbor are the basis of all law. These readings remind us that the purpose of law is to help us love others better, sacrificing self for the common good. As we debate our laws in both the church and society, let us keep in mind the purpose of law and not fail to love as we strive to make a just society through law, thus giving other an image of God's love.