Monday, March 26, 2018

If you want to change things, learn to forgive

Morning: Psalm 51:1-18; Lamentations 1:1-2,6-12; 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

When Jesus throws the money-changers out of the Temple, he is not condemning the commercialization of religion in particular.  He is acting to oppose any human system that loses sight of its original just purpose and instead becomes devoted to reaping benefits for those in power ... it may be religious institutions, or justice systems or governments. When you denounce evil, though, Jesus warns, be ready to forgive.  We all get things wrong, don’t we?  It could be that only those of us who learn forgiveness are able to act against injustice with Jesus-like authority.

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