Cruel & Unusual Punishment?by: Mother Joy
Taking the position of God in any form is a big - BIG - responsibility. Be it, prophesying, judging, forgiving, loving, etc.
My thought for the moment, however is with regard to a documentary I recently watched on television about the execution of the first African American woman by lethal injection in the state of Oklahoma. After seeing her faith at work to the very end, and observing the many civil rights violations as well as obvious pre-existing mental illness which went completely overlooked, it left me in tears.
Whenever someone takes the position which God himself has reserved through His Word to PUNISH, for He says: "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, I will repay"...That same person also takes the same position upon themself a gift that God has offered to share with us in spite of the fact that the greatness of it is reserved for Himself, and that is to FORGIVE.
I know that many people suffered as a result of this woman's crime/s. I, myself, lost my father to brutal homicide. Not only was no one given the death penalty. No one was ever convicted. It hurt, and the anger was intense. But, none of it brought my father back to me. Only God can to that. And God will administer RIGHT justice.
Miracles & Blessings,
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