Judgement is easy. Mercy is a nightmare. Hating those who offend us comes naturally, but acquitting the guilty feels like torture. The reason for this is that mercy always comes at the cost of the one granting it. Forgiving those who are guilty of offending you, while … [Read more...] about The High Cost of Mercy
Who we Are Instead
The world loves to lay hold of the dictionary and determine the definitions. Politics, religion, faith, male, female, truth, lies.... and more. I prefer the old, unchanging definitions. I prefer reality.
We tend to view justice as the occasion where people get their “just desserts”, and, while this is true, there is another, inescapable aspect of justice that is evident everywhere, but often overlooked. Behind the often comical “Pearly Gates” cartoon series by Ian Jones … [Read more...] about Where Justice and Mercy Meet
You and I are dying. From the moment we are born, we are dying. Every second we create more of our past. More decisions, more breathing, more love and more loathing. All of it slides by into the never-never as we race to grab more moments, more memories more of what is already … [Read more...] about Poured out Like Wine
It's the human condition. We are terrified by God, we are terrified by each other and we are terrified by loneliness. It's the reason Jesus came into this world and it's the reason we killed Him. It's also the reason we need Him. I read somewhere recently that, “If you love … [Read more...] about Lost and Found
I know of a young man who was fined for preaching the gospel (“holding a religious service”) without a permit on a street corner in my hometown. This was not the first time he had been fined and he intends to keep preaching. What should Christians make of this? Many of the … [Read more...] about The Offence of the Righteous