Tag: St. Peter’s Catholic Church


21
Sep 2018

In order better to understand the words of the prophet, I want mercy, not sacrifice (Hos 6:6), I turned to Jesus’ statement about the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and fidelity. I am approaching these three essential requirements of the covenant through the lens of the original Hebrew words that lie behind them (mishpat, chesed, and emeth respectively). Last week I wrote about mishpat/judgment. Mishpat is in the first place the quality a ruler needs in order to recognize what is right and just in each of the tangled and......

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