Richard Rohr’s meditation for today. I think it is particularly fitting on the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Question of the day: How do I join in the liberation of the victims and executioners?
The good news of the resurrection is not that the poor victims of this world will finally triumph over the executioners, while the executioners will be fittingly punished. That is our petty notion of justification. If the resurrection is truly God’s great answer and God’s good news, then God is telling us that Jesus died and rose not only for the victims but also for the executioners. God is not just liberating the liberated and saving the saved. The new righteousness, the good news that is too good, is that God is somehow seeking to free the executioners too.
from Near Occasions of Grace