As I was reading in Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison I came across the following,
“When Jesus blessed sinners, they were real sinners, but Jesus did not make every man a sinner first.... Never did Jesus throw any doubt on a man’s health, vigour (sic) or fortune, regarded in themselves, or look upon them as evil fruits. Else why did he heal the sick and restore strength to the weak?” pp. 209-210This got me to again think about my lack of mercy and reminded me that I need to grow in that area. Too often I look at the choices people have made that brought on their difficulty and have a reluctance to help. If Jesus had only healed those who were innocent of wrong doing would anyone have been restored?
So? God teach me to look more to mercy and less to judgment. The congestion I am experiencing is in more than my throat and chest.