Restorative Justice

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Love calls us to help those in need.

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Isaiah 1:16

Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

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The prophet Isaiah said that God was not interested in the people’s sacrifices…their attempts to win favor…to somehow merit more of God’s love.

You can’t earn what is already freely given to you!

There is nothing you can do to make God love you more!

What God wants is for us to lay down our egocentric desires…so that God’s desires can rise in us.

God’s desires and our true self’s desires are one in the same.

Isaiah told the people that God called them to help those without power.

Jesus modeled this type of service for us and called us to follow him.

He told us that through the process of dying to our ego…we would become our true selves.

As Jesus put it, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39).

When you let go of your ego’s insatiable desires…you will find the true life meant for you.

And that life will always involve helping those in need.

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Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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One Response to Restorative Justice

  1. den169 says:

    Especially strong song, Bill. Like it a lot.

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