Between Jesus and Christ

“The combination of divine and human natures in the single person of Christ.”  Hypostatic Union

“Mercy rejoices against judgment. “

My paraphrase,  “The only way to understands God’s justice is if I pit mercy against  judgment.”

When we die, we receive our judgment at the very moment and place of our death.  At our last breath,  Jesus, who knows every detail of our existence (cf. Psalm 103), embraces His children as a kind Father.  The Apostle wrote of this event, “Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

Will Demas (cf. 2 Timothy 4) who abandoned Paul and loved this world hear Jesus say,  “Well done?”  What about Alexander the Coppersmith who did Paul great harm?  Or today’s “Evangelists” who share the Gospel for personal profit.

Every Sunday, the Church reminds us of this sobering fact, “He will come to judge the living and the dead.”  The road is narrow; our words and deeds matter.

Not everyone who says the name of Jesus knows Christ.






Author: gbradepp

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