As a son/daughter of God you are never an expression of the law.
You are not a compilation of values, behaviours and moral niceties. Not if Christ is your life. You are the expression of Jesus and a son/daughter of God. You are a son, liberated from the law of sin and death to be the manifestation of Jesus in the spirit of life. You are the expression of the indwelling trinity wherever you happen to be. With Christ as your life you are alive, you are a human being and a life-giving spirit. Why? Because Christ has come in your flesh and you are a manifestation of Him.
The Way to the New and Living Way
The cross is not something to get sombre about. It's the way that guarantees your union with God.
What the Cross means for the Religious
This comes at a cost. The price is our willingness to lay down all that is us – our assumptions, and the inherited beliefs into which we have been socialised. To lay them at the cross in exchange for Jesus’ beliefs and His life. Jesus calls us to lay down our ego, our false sense of identity and our need to utilise Him to invigorate our religion as a means of establishing the self. We need to bring all this and ourselves to the cross so that we can be dead to our life and be born again into His life. New birth for the acculturated Christian is essentially the exchange of our religion for the life of Christ manifest as us. We are in a good place when we perceive that much of what we were and believed in the first half of life was not the Kingdom of God. ‘Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again’ John 3. 3 NIV.
When we have the attitide of a humble child we will perceive the Kingdom of Heaven.