I have noted lately some general confusion on the distinctions between God’s mercy, His law (Church doctrine and law), and His Justice.
Some people seem to equate God’s law, as presented in the decalogue and Church law, as being about God’s justice. Unfortunately, this is the way that certain members of the Church hierarchy have chosen to frame the discussion. Consequently, some people have come to believe that God’s law (Doctrine) is somehow in opposition to God’s mercy. Heavens no!!
God’s law is all about mercy, about love, and about truth. Church law, as revealed in Her doctrine, is never about justice in the sense of punishment or paying for your crimes. Rather it is only about...READ MORE