Jesus preached, what many would call, “The Gospel of Non-Violence.”Yet God doesn’t always seem all that “non-violent.” And Jesus tells a story that seems to indicate that all will be “beaten,” and the Lord may cut each of us in two…because He wants to “serve” each of us and make all of us in His own image. If God beats the Hell out of you, perhaps it’s because He doesn’t want the Hell in you.“The Hell” is the belief that you are your own creator, savior and redeemer. God violates your bad will_ that He might give you His Good Will. The violence of God is the discipline of Love. It’s not bad news. It’s the best news: If you will yourself to Hell, there is someone stronger than you, that wills you to His Heaven.

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