Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Justice Without Being Judgmental

God, you alone are the judge of humankind, yet you call us to work toward justice. Help us make the judgments necessary for faithful living without becoming judgmental, that we may celebrate the mystery by which your justice is your mercy, through -Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

-This a powerful prayer.  It is full of mystery.  Almost a paradox.

-God is judge alone, yet we are called to hunger and thirst after righteousness.

-We are called to live a holy, righteous life and to call others to do the same but if we lose sight that we are called to love those who are not living the rightoeus life we become judgmental.  We become the moral police.  We become Pharisees who are very moral people and  we try to take back our nation for God, yet we become the ones who offend Jesus.

-God's justice comes through mercy.  The slain lamb of God is the one who stands in judgment against the beasts of this world.

-We can only live this prayer through Christ.  Through Christ we can do this.  Apart from Christ we will never accomplish this mysterious prayer.


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