In Sunday’s second reading, there’s a nuance in the original Greek that’s hard to capture in English. And you’re thinking…

“I’ll stop reading right here. Because this is going to turn into a boring mess. Like someone going on and on about the updated version of Star Wars Episode IV. How George Lucas always wanted to have storm troopers riding giant iguana things. I’m done.” 

I promise, this isn’t that. It’ll be worth it.

That reading talks about the things that our hearts condemn. And that God is greater than our hearts. 

The nuance that isn’t clear when you hear it is that the condemning it’s talking about? It’s pointed inward. It’s all about God’s take on the things that we condemn - in ourselves. 

And the point?

If we think we’ve done something that puts me beyond God’s mercy. If we don’t understand how God could still love us after what we’ve done. Then we need to know that our self-condemnation carries no weight with God.

God is greater than our heart. 

Told you it was worth it.   

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More on this tomorrow. 

Sunday’s Readings