Those Who Sigh and Groan

By Francis Frangipane

The true church is a child in the womb of God; what the Almighty feels affects us. We absorb into our spiritual DNA the great loves of God; His passions become our passions. However, there are things that He also hates. Without becoming self-righteous, we must allow ourselves to feel the Lord's hatred for sin and injustice; we must receive into our spirits His attitude concerning violence, abuse and abortion.

I am thinking of Ezekiel. The prophet was commanded to walk through sinful Jerusalem and take note, not only of its perversity, but those who were affected adversely by it. "And the Lord said to him, "Go through the midst of the city"and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst."