Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Not to condone or condemn

"For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various
passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and
hating one another."

Titus 3:3

This descriptoin of us before "the goodness and loving kindness of our God our saviour appeared" might well provide a good summary of many of the young people currently expressing their various frustrations through the recent violence.

Knowing that without the grace of God we might, like Paul, consider ourselves the "worst of sinners" (1 Tim 1:15), we should no be to quick to condemn (although not condoning) these youths but should seek the love, compassion and grace of God for them.

I suspect that many of them, although not all, come from broken backgrounds, certainly unGodly ones and so need the intervention of God in their lives - as always, our Father remains the answer.


Anonymous said...

Steve your comments are very interesting. It does amaze me how our society is always so quick to vilify and condemn the wrong doing of others and assume the 'moral high ground.' Sadly we will only see the rise of right wing politics as a result of this week and the continued growth of a society that only looks after itself. The concept of being selfish has never be so blurred and misunderstood.

CSI said...

Dear man of God, Holy and Precious Greetings to you in Jesus Our Lord.

Dear man of God, I Read Your Writings,they are wonderful.

Dear man of God, I am a Pastor from India.

If it is God's will, Please Pray for me and for Our Ministries for The Salvation of The Perishing Millions.

I and We Pray for your Welfare and Abundant Prosperity.

In Him

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