καθως γεγραπται οτι ουκ εστιν δικαιος ουδε εις
“There is none righteous, no not one” Roman 3:11
Some things I learned or rather, relearned this month:
- That injustice looks different to the victim when the victim becomes the perpetrator.
- That what is despised in others is often hidden within one's self.
- That moral weakness given power can become tyrannical.
- That a religious person is not necessarily a holy person.
- That survival often involves becoming a political animal.
- That winning isn't everything.
- That standing alone is lonely.
- That God reaches out to the alone and lonely.
- That compassion for another is not dependent on that person's goodness.
- That sometimes the praise of others isolates more than it connects.
- That filling other peoples' cups fills your own.
- That only God can solve ethical dilemmas.
- That God loves us and wants to be our Father.
- That in spite of ourselves, our God is gracious.
- That there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
- That “There in no one good, except God alone” (Luke 18:19)