ἀποστυγοῦντες τὸ πονηρόν, κολλώμενοι τῷ ἀγαθῷ.
Hate the evil. Unite with the good.
You cannot love the good without hating the evil.
This shouldn’t be complicated. But in our age of post-Christendom technocracy it has become the philosophical battleground for many Christians.
There is no weapon the godless use against you like your own desire to be a good person. There is no advantage the manipulator will use like your shame. There is no weapon the devil wields like half the truth of your religion.
Pious platitudes about “how we are all sinners” won’t help us here. There is no way to fake this. Mercy does not look the other way.
You are not wrong for hating what is wrong. You are not unloving for wanting the truth. You are not unmerciful for seeking a better world.
If your enemy is hungry, feed him. To do this, you must have an enemy, someone must do something to you that you don’t want him to do, something you don’t like, something you hate.
Don’t be too proud to call evil evil. Failure to do so makes it impossible to cling to the good.
Till angel cry and trumpet sound,
The Mad Christian