Justice and Death


The Old Testament reading today from Malachi is short – it’s only two verses – but it really packs a punch, doesn’t it?

Lo, the day is coming when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.

And we cannot look to the Gospel for a message of sweetness and mercy, for from the mouth of Our Lord comes the promise of destruction, earthquakes, famine, false prophets, and persecution even unto death.

So, what should we think about having read these words of warning? I want us to think about what justice means and what death means. When we have the right understanding of justice and death, then we can better understand how to respond to the Scripture we read today. Continue reading “Justice and Death”