Pentecost +7 - Year A
And how reliable is the conscience of a sociopath? And how reliable is my conscience? And, might I ask, why wouldn't I understand that my conscience is confirmed by a Holy Spirit?
Having great sorrow, pain, or anguish is no confirmation that an intention is pure. Suffice it to say that we wish the best for folks. It is not necessary to writhe because they are not living up to what I see as best for them (particularly if that is not currently what they would want done unto them). My pain is not a final selling point for a particular perspective on living. What I can do is legitimately live the way I understand is best for me and do so with integrity, without putting the burden of my pain upon someone else as an additional pressure point in their life.
Read on a moment or two more and there will be a statement about G*D showing mercy where G*D desires mercy (and where wouldn't that be?). So why the angst here? Might this simply be a day to proceed without making a big deal out of it? Hope so.