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Hard to be Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017 by Fr. Mark in Blog&Christian Spirituality
It’s hard to be fair. Whether you want to label the notion of “fairness” as equity, balance, justice, or ‘fair,’ the sense of moral value for this has never been greater in our culture. Every imaginable group of people vie for it. Political, social, educational, and charitable decisions are made regularly based on prevailing concepts of moral fairness. This seems good and right, of course.
But what if it isn’t? What if God didn’t care at all for our concern or definition of fairness?I assert that he does not.  Could this be? If so, how could this be true when people often attribute our very notions of moral equity as based in religious teaching, particularly biblical teaching?

Look ahead to this Sunday’s lectionary readings. In Jonah 4 and in Matthew 20, people think that they know best, particularly when it comes to what is fair and just. But in Jonah 4 God destroys Jonah’s conception of fairness. In Matthew 20, a vineyard owner allegorically representing God utterly shatters the concept of fairness held by the vineyard workers.
God isn’t concerned with fairness. He concerns himself with revealing his identity truthfully and acting according to his purpose of redemption and grace. Like it or not, God’s gracious generosity is far more important than any notion of fairness which people typical hold so dear.  If you’re able, come for worship this Sunday and you’ll hear more about this.
Grace and Peace,
Mark+

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Anglican Mission logoChrist The King Anglican Church embodies the Three Streams of the historic Christian Church: The Scripture (Evangelical stream), The Sacred (the Sacramental stream) and The Spirit (the Charismatic stream).   We are happy to belong to The Anglican Mission: A Society of Mission and Apostolic Works. The Mission.  The Mission began in December 1999, and it has been the leader in establishing new churches and ministries in an Anglican heritage across North America. In recent years, The Mission has grown to include many overseas works, including The Anglican Mission: India.

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