Tag Archives: forgiveness

Is the Love of God Reckless?

  Cory Asbury’s song, Reckless Love, has created quite a stir in describing God’s love as reckless. Reckless is a strong word, an adjective with the idea of “not thinking or caring about the consequences” (Oxford Dictionary). We think, perhaps, of reckless driving, which is both thoughtless and dangerous. Describing God’s love as reckless, for …

When Your Failure Is All People See

  Thomas Jefferson.  Robert E. Lee.  Thomas Yawkey. What do those three men have in common? Besides being dead? Well, in 2017, they spent some time in the news. Jefferson, the slave owner. Yawkey, the Red Sox baseball owner who adamantly resisted integration. Lee, a general in the Confederate army. Deceased, their names were resurrected in op …

The One Time You’re Always Right

  The act was brutally evil. Drunk and high, Rusty Woomer and a friend went on a terrible rampage. As part of multiple robberies and murders, they raped and killed a convenience store clerk, Della Summers. Her murder landed Rusty on South Carolina’s death row, where he languished, zombie-like, in a filthy, roach-infested cell. A …

Dear Police Officer

Dear Police Officer, My name is Roger. I am a white 54-year old living with my wife, Joy, in Huntsville, AL. I am a pastor, and I sell stuff online. I have four children and seven grandchildren. A few months back, I was pulled over by a police officer. He gave me a ticket for …