Thursday, 26 May 2016
While attending a discussion group about the non-existence of hell one of the participants said that victims of violent crimes should expect ultimate justice.
I was shocked.
I had not realized how far I had come from the human expectation of natural justice.
My experience of God has taught me that He punishes no one.
His mercy and forgiveness extend to everyone.
The discussion then moved on to the rehabilitation of criminals.
I commented that this was totally out of fashion.
The media calls for harsher penalties whenever criminals are sentenced.
Rehabilitation seemed out of the question.
But God forgives us.
His mercy is infinite.
The perpetrators of violent crimes are loved and forgiven by God.
As you and I are.
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