Love and justice

Be exalted in your strength, LORD;
we will sing and praise your might.
Psalm 21:13

As much as we may dislike the behavior of those who refuse to recognize the authority and power of God over the universe we have to understand that the judgement due to those who reject Christ belongs to God alone. Sometimes we despair because we want everyone to understand God’s plan as we know it, even though we know so little about it. God’s mysteries shall remain mysteries until the moment he decides to reveal them. We can only know what he has already shown us through his word. By sharing the message of God’s love for all we have to keep in mind that “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” [1] God wants all to be saved and we must act on that premise to avoid falling into judgments and developing critical attitudes of intolerance toward yhose who do not understand the message. Moreover, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” [2] Never think that when we are disdained or when we are despised and mocked for sharing the message of salvation that we are the ones being rejected. God is being rejected and he is the one in charge of administering justice to those who do not want to believe in Jesus Christ our Lord.

So with patience and certainty that what we are instructed to do is the right and necessary task, let us continue sharing the good news of salvation available to all through the marvelous work of Christ on Mount Calvary and his power to overcome death. Let us love and let us not make judgments, so God will be exalted. This is the love of God: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” [3] Only to God be the Glory!

[1] John 3:17
[2] John 3:18
[3] John 3:16

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