Reading: James 2:12-13
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
It doesn’t take a lot of people to change the world.
Fueled by hatred, suicidal bombers in jet cockpits left an indelible scar on the American landscape. Willingness to die for a cause invests that cause with incredible potential – for good or for evil. The destructive power of an evil cause boggles the mind. What horrors are set in motion by hatred! How helpless we become when self-preservation is subjugated. If slaves to hatred and fear could so change the world with violence, how much more could the world be transformed by slaves to love? Our cause is the highest cause. The power of love has no equal, but who will live and die for THE CAUSE? Until we act, we only possess potential. When we love, we demonstrate God’s redeeming power.
It is time for “sleepers” to be activated to extreme acts of love and mercy. When love is awakened, the gates of hell are assaulted. When love hides its face, this world becomes a very dangerous place. Our world cries out in an extreme anguish that can only be assuaged by extreme love.
We must never forget that evil’s greatest enemy is good, and that justice must be tempered by mercy.
Reposted with permission from onehope.net.