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Mercy and justice. persecution of Christians, pray and forgive. suffer or react?
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. "
Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." [Every human being, male or female]
No longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for everything that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. "
If you had known what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
Isaiah 41: 13-14 I am the Lord your God, who takes on the right and I tell you. "Fear not, I will come in handy," Fear not, worm Jacob, larva of Israel; I come to your aid - the Lord says - your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
1O God, because you cast us off forever,
why does your anger
against the sheep of your pasture?
2 Remember the people
that you have purchased in the ancient times.
You have redeemed the tribe which is your possession,
Mount Zion, where did you get home.
3 Turn your steps in these everlasting ruins:
the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary.
4 Your adversaries roared in your temple,
hoisted their flags as a sign.
5 As someone who vibrates at the top of the ax
in the thick of a forest,
6 with the ax and the ax
shattered its doors.
7 They burned your sanctuary,
desecrated and demolished the home of your name;
8 thought, "us destroy all";
They burned all the houses of God in the land.
9 We no longer see our signs,
there are no more prophets
between us and nobody knows until ...
10 How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach,
the enemy will continue to despise your name?
11 Why hold back your hand
and hold in the right breast?
18 Remember: the enemy has insulted God,
foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
19 Do not give up at the fairs the lives of those who praise thee,
never forget the life of your poor.
20 Be faithful to your covenant;
corners of the earth are haunts of violence.
21 The humble do not come back confused,
the poor and needy praise thy name.
22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause,
remember how the foolish man insults you all day.
23 Do not forget the clamor of your foes;
the tumult of your opponents is growing without end.
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