Join me on A Deeper Story today. I’m writing about cheering when the villains “get it” in the end, offering mercy instead of judgement and what I’m learning in my own life about the apologies that never come.
I don’t care how much I say I love grace, but there are times when I really love it when someone gets his or her just end.
When the bad guy falls from the sky. When the murderer confesses at the end of a movie. When the serial rapist actually gets caught and is called to account for his crimes.
Yes. YES!I feel like good has won and everyone on the side of good has also triumphed. I brush my hands together, nod my head and whisper,
He deserved it.
I learned a long time ago that there are people in this unjust world who do very wrong things and will never apologize. They will never make amends. They will never fix what they’ve done. They’ll never confess, fall from the sky or get caught.
It seems to be how the world works.
It’s the guy who grabbed you in the 8th grade and made you feel used and vulnerable or the best friend who walked away from you because she loved herself more than she loved you. It’s also the thieves and the child-wounders and the horrible people who never are caught.
Those loose ends do nothing to satisfy our human need for closure. We want justice. We want ending. We want finish. We want the ability to watch from afar and say,
He deserved it.
She had it coming to her.
We love justice much more than we love mercy. So much more, I think.
Early this year I discovered that some very valuable things had been stolen from me. From my home…
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What does “loving mercy” look like in your life?