JUSTICE TO VICTORY
There are occasions when Jesus quieted his disciple’s fears by overriding natural forces, such as the calming of the sea and dealing with the natural force of withering a fig tree. These events happened supernaturally natural as he routinely entered various villages and cities. It was his unmeasured love that caused him to respond as he did. This love is eagerness, generosity, and selflessness with which only love can serve, bringing delight to those who serve in this way. It is a love without boundary.
It is compassion that drives this perfect love and a burning desire to give peace, to restore order, bring governance, relieve suffering and provide fullness of life for the people of God. This characteristic of the Master can be understood by his goodness. Goodness is a high virtue because it is a basic attitude and position. It is something that love has produced and left behind as a fruit. It is the desire to see all persons, all nature, all animals and all of creation living in the atmosphere of love and value.
Jesus made distinctions and we remain in mystery concerning many of them. He did not come to overthrow Caesar and put a Republican or Democrat in office. He accepted the culture, tyranny, foreign power, religious power and complex forms of human nature. The gospel of Matthew quotes Isaiah the prophet and says, “He will not quarrel, nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets… Until He leads justice to victory.”
“He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory.” Jesus