Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Righteousness and peace will kiss each other...

"Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other."

-Psalm 85.10

I've heard this twice in recent days. It brings to mind the way Christians are divided. It seems that one simply cannot be a holistic Christian. There are two sides that you're expected to pick between: the caricature of the leftist social-justice Christians who doesn't give a damn about anything except Human Rights, War/peace, and physical harms, or on the other side the bible fundi who sees Christianity as an effort in personal piety and striving towards living under a sort of Christian law.

If the psalmist is to be believed, Jesus would have us live both ways. I think we'll make great strides when we can see the social justice implications of living out a lifestyle of personal piety while always keeping an eye on the larger picture. Pacifism and moral rectitude don't have to be at odds, nor does either have to exclude fun and even joy. Righteousness and peace can still kiss.


Blogger Blogchik said...

Damn straight, Ray!

7:21 PM  

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