Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hell and Love

More babblin' on the nature of Heck...

So if God is love, what is the judgment of a loving God?

For the comforters, the gentle, the humble, the peacemakers, the seekers of justice and equity, the answer is: the measure of God’s justice is love. The love of God will open the servants of love to every being they have touched. Those who have lived their lives in compassion will know the fruits of their actions as their own. The walls that separate them from the other children of God will fall before the Love of God, and in the fullness of God’s love, they will participate fully in the lives of everyone they have touched. Each and every life that they have touched, each and every relationship in which they stand, will be their heritage for all eternity.

But what of the oppressor, the destroyer, the self-seeker? What of the one who seeks gain at the loss of others? What of the one who rules with an iron hand? What of the ones whose hate drives a bomb-laden car into a crowd of innocents, leaving death and terror in their wake? The answer, again: the measure of God’s justice is love. The love of God will open them to every being they have touched. They will know the fruits of their actions as their own. The walls that separate them from the other children of God will fall before the Love of God, and in the fullness of God’s love, they will participate fully in the lives of everyone they have touched. Each and every life that they have touched, each and every relationship in which they stand, will be their heritage for all eternity.

This--I would contend, from scripture, tradition, and..as some might put it.."direct revelation"--this is the judgment of a loving God.

Those hellfire and brimstone preachers have it all wrong. Why preach of wrath? Why preach of wrath at all?

There is nothing more terrifying than the love of God.

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