Forgiveness in an Age of Cancel Culture

While Christianity is mocked, there is no end to justice—guilt is never satisfied. But it is always others who are guilty—we don’t use the ideal of justice against ourselves. This is why we need God’s crushing law to condemn our sins. Justice does not unite or bring together—we are sinners through and through.
We are seeing a real meanness and bitterness that young people want to live in—justice is a religion of the law, like all false religions. They do not know grace—except what is assumed for themselves. Repentance is the worst thing to young pagans. It allows no excuses or blaming it on parents or mental health.
The atheistic, modern attitude leaves one isolated from real people. Social media and ideals based on class and race rule the mind—but these are abstract. Real people must live in a real world. I think it is not a coincidental that in forced lock-down times, people have become more angry, more unforgiving. Living without reconciliation is no way to live a fulfilling life. But reconciliation with God is only in Christ, without whom we cannot truly love our neighbor. “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” —ed.