Many people think of God as a judge. We fear the “Judgment Day,” when we all will be accountable for everything we have done wrong. And death is the gateway to that dreaded uncertainty.
We have a dilemma – we want justice, but we don’t want judgment. When unjust things happen, a sense of “it shouldn’t be that way” rises up in us. We want justice for those who wrong us. But for ourselves – we want mercy.