Oh, did I type that outloud?
There’s a piece around the concept of justice that is often missing in the faith world, one I don’t even fully understand. I’ve read and heard many beautiful things about forgiveness and grace, biblical, wonderful, healing things.
But it’s just not the whole story….
Much less common, but I’ve also seen forgiveness weaponized, convoluted, misapplied. That is where you a have a bullying situation, an abusive situation, an injustice that continues unabated and we tell the victim to just turn the other cheek. Just love on them there bad guys. Yes, but…wait a minute. Where is the truth in this, where is the love for the one being harmed? Where is the justice?
Well, you just have to forgive. I get that, I’m there even, but we still have a moral and just God. That means He cares about justice and does not expect us to just endure, tolerate…
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