Without the true sacred, we are all at one another’s mercy and subject to one another’s whimsical judgments. Under the true sacred, we are at the mercy of One Who Is Mercy. No wonder Jesus gave all his life to proclaim such a monumental liberation! Humanity has been waiting for such freedom with Messianic hope. It is the only way out of our revolving hall of mirrors, our own war of all against all, and is rightly called salvation. For Jesus, God’s judgment is good news for the nations—and for the individual too. How different this is than how most of us think about judgment.
—from the book Jesus’ Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount
by Richard Rohr, OFM