Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September Eleven

Brothers and sisters:  How can any one of you with a case against another dare to bring it to the unjust for judgment instead of to the holy ones?  Do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world?  If the world is to be judged by you, are you unqualified for the lowest law courts?  Do you not know that we will judge angels?  Then why not everyday matters?  If, therefore, you have courts for everyday matters, do you seat as judges people of no standing in the Church?  I say this to shame you.   Can it be that there is not one among you wise enough to be able to settle a case between brothers?  But rather brother goes to court against brother, and that before unbelievers?

Is there wisdom to settle a case between brothers?    On 9/11, 2001 there was no wisdom, only abject evil.  All men and women throughout the world are brothers and sisters in the eyes of God.  Yet, certainly not in the eyes of those who hate. 

Hatred has reasons why it is fostered around the world.   It manifests into killing by the mass production and selling of automatic weapons by countries, such as the United States, and arms dealers. 

We should not judge those who hate us for many have understandable reasons why they hit back, such as our military bombing their cities, attacking with drones, and killing the innocents and women and children.

September 11 is a stark reminder that the U.S. should not judge the world.   We are often unqualified.  Our nation shames itself when we as citizens or our leaders in D.C. blame the other while calling ourselves holy.  We surely are not.

Deacon David Pierce 

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