Jesus’s final command at His final meal before His death was to “love one another.” No less than Jackson Browne insisted that the ultimate absurdity in an absurd world is a “lawyer in love.” Thus, Jesus has commanded that even lawyers must love, but Jackson Browne has emphatically stressed that lawyers are incapable of love. Given the apparent conflict for lawyers between these two observations of Jesus and Jackson Browne, one might wonder whether one can be a Christian and a lawyer both. Can both God and Jackson Browne be right? Of course, the government could seemingly make the answer to that question “come easy.” The government could make it illegal for those within whom “the dogma lives loudly” to be lawyers. Beginning in 2010, the Affordable Care Act was understood to make it unlawful for many Christians to operate a hospital, a college, or even a craft store. What if it had been a law office—what if the government made it unlawful for a Christian to practice law?
"Can a Christian be a Lawyer or can both God and Jackson Browne be Right,"
Touro Law Review: Vol. 38:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.tourolaw.edu/lawreview/vol38/iss4/4