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Psalm 58:1-2, 10

It is curious in the modern world that whereas there is great emphasis upon human justice, there is so little acceptance of divine judgement. Yet the two are the opposite sides of the one coin. People seem to resist and even dismiss the idea of God judging us, while at the same time making all sorts of judgements about what is just and unjust in the world. They deny God the very virtue which they themselves vaunt. This moral capacity, conscience, comes from God who as the source of all love necessarily sets his face against all that desecrates his Creation. He is not indifferent, nor surely should he be, to any who violate any one of his creatures and rape the earth. The God of love must act against the cruel and the corrupt, if he is worthy of the name of love...

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