Divine Greatness in Human Reconciliation

1 Thessalonians 5:15
The history of the human race, the overall character of societies, and our own everyday experience all show how singularly unable we are to get along with one another for long. Offense builds on offense, and relationships decay into strife. In examining God’s commandment not only to abstain from vengeance, but positively to seek out the good for everyone, we come face to face with the very character of God, how and why he commands such a radical transformation in us, and how such an impossible change comes to pass.