I am naÃ¯ve. I wish we could dump every part of the Bible that highlights Godâ€™s judgment. No Revelation as the last book of the Bible (it’ll be Genesis to Jude III instead!). The book of Daniel severely edited. And while we’re at it, let’s no longer read any of the Gospel of John’s spiteful comments about “the Jews.”
But I so weary of how many “faithful folks” think of God as a judgmental Creator. I’m probably wrong…perhaps the Holy is all about dividing folks into right-thinking and wrong-thinking groups. Iâ€™m in, youâ€™re out. I have insider information and you’re a dull-witted fool. But I pray not. I believe the Divineâ€™s judgmentâ€”if there is anyâ€”is more like seeing how good we are created and how much better we can be. Less judging. More cheerleading.