Rancor is when shout is met with shout
Judgment clashes with judgment
Law clashes with gospel
Justice clashes with mercy
Self-righteousness confused with righteousness
Or more likely, a very selective righteousness with true righteousness.
Selective righteousness proclaims what one is not,
Hoping that others will not see what one IS.
“Different” is hammered into meaning “wrong.’
Conformity is hammered into a mould of “rightness.”
But all is not lost.
When shout is met with shout, there is noise, not dialogue.
When law and gospel meet, there is justice and mercy
When righteousness includes love, it becomes righteous
The different becomes beautiful,
The society is beauty.
When all agree to conform to kindness