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Tag Archives: compassion
We aren’t taking scalps. The mission of exposing sin is not about the big named individuals we might bring down. That will surely happen, but it’s not the focus. Exposing sin is not about the sinners, but the sin. We … Continue reading
Do you suppose they would call it “qualified pacifism”? I’m not sure giving it a name would make any difference, but it does make it easier to pull out a large concept if it has a handle. The problem we … Continue reading
Godly Giving 6:1-4 The message here is fairly obvious in most English translations of the New Testament. However, it’s easy to miss some of the flavor and context if you aren’t aware of the background. Matthew chooses the Greek word … Continue reading
Justice for Enemies 5:43-48 Jesus isn’t really arguing with the Talmudic traditions here. He’s arguing with common Pharisaical behavior. It’s hard to find anything resembling “hate your enemies” except perhaps in the Qumran Scrolls, where the Qumran community taught something … Continue reading
Here we have a gem that most Westerners miss, not because they don’t read it, but because they don’t get the full depth of meaning. The quintessence of all the biblical covenants together is fellowship and communion on a very … Continue reading
It’s not from me; it uses me. It’s hard to apply the compassion of my heart to people I’ve never met. What I can do is hold that compassion out there where others can see it. I already know by … Continue reading