(June 25, 2013)
We love to judge our fellow men. I am not certain what spiritual or physical reason there is for this trait, but it is nearly uniform. But what the Lord tells Peter here applies equally to us – what the Lord has made clean should not be called unclean or common. If our Lord has bought our neighbor at so high a price, how do we condemn them without likewise condemning Him for their purchase? The answer, of course, is that we cannot. And, since the Lord has paid the price for each of us it does us no good to consider in our minds whether this or that person has accepted the Atonement – the price has been paid and we denigrate the Purchaser when we denigrate the purchase.