From Inside the Collar
Matthew has a lot to say about judgement. That makes him popular with both fundamentalists/ literalists and those who dismiss Church as backward. What do they have in common: they are both judgmental.
Read carefully. Matthew speaks of judgement, against those things that twist and break, perplex and torture us, not us. It is the evil spirits upon which vengeance is exercised, not people. All of creation is groaning under the agony. Judgement is on everything that breaks us and lies to us. It is not violence, but skillful surgery. It is promise and cure, not punishment.
Every human is %100 Saint and %100 Sinner, only God is qualified to choose which part is which. Only God is qualified to judge, and he would rather die than do it. The cure is for all.
Loaves & Fishes RI
Our upcoming truck run (Tues., July 11) is almost exactly in the middle of what most of us consider summer. The cool weather through most of June may have been a mercy to our homeless friends in the city, but the hot days ahead will hit them harder than many of us. We look forward to delivering our brimful truck to the Emmanuel House shelter, with cold drinks added to our usual fare so generously donated by you. Thank you once again for providing so much good food and drink to the homeless and hungry folks we serve. May God bless your caing hearts.