– Those we love the most, we hurt the most
– Forgiveness, which can never be earned, should always be given
– Resisting offense when we’re wronged, but fighting for the injustice suffered by others
All of these things, and many more, run counter to what we believe should be. And yet all of these things were commanded by Scripture to do.
I think one of the hardest things in the Christian life is wrestling with the paradoxes between what our human nature calls for, and what our God calls us to. We are content with the mundane, and He beckons us to the glorious. We think that ordinary is sufficient, He calls us to the exceptional. We’ve settled for our natural instinct, He calls us to supernatural practices.
Truth in tension. Trying to understand how that which makes no sense can be perfectly sensible. It’s never easy. But its worth the fight.