On this Lenten Thursday, here’s more about judgment (as per yesterday) but with a different twist.
“Although Jesus taught us not to sit in judgment, He never suggested we turn a blind eye to evil… To speak the truth was obviously to Him more important than to make His listeners comfortable: though, equally obviously, His genuine love gave Him tact, wisdom and sympathy. He was love in action.” J.B. Phillips (from ‘For This Day’)
“It is true that God is our ‘refuge’ but God is also our ‘strength.’ The Christian life is essentially an adventure. We have no right to pray ‘Let me to Thy bosom fly,’ when we should be out in God’s strength fighting the dragons and evil in the world.” J.B. Phillips
As our Lenten journey takes us closer to Good Friday, remember it’s not just what we’re not doing in our lives of faith (no-no lists) but what we ARE doing for God (our to-do lists) that matters:
Being Light in the dark (DARK) corners of our world.
Being LOVE to the unloved.
Lifting up the oppressed (breaking their chains.)
Sharing the fragrance of hope & joy & peace where evil’s decay has had its way.
Virginia : )