Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The zeitgeist is a German word which means the prevailing winds of popular oipinion.
At present the zeitgeist in the westerm world is controlled by corporate plutocrats and media moguls who have turned us hard and tough.
Whenever a serious crime is committed they scream "Burn in Hell!" and "Rot in jail forever!"
It would seem that no criminal should ever be released from jail.
This is in direct contradiction of God's reconciling will.
God tells us to pray for those in prison and to visit them.
God tells us to forgive.
God tells us to reform and be reconciled to the community.
This is God's mercy acting in our world.
We would do well to follow it.
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