*Posted by Winston Hottman
Matt Anderson applies some great advice from Martin Luther, addressing the importance of our motives in the way we engage politically as evangelicals:
...it is interesting that Luther (like Augustine) recognizes the subtle differences between zeal and love of justice on the one hand and anger and impatience on the other. He is attentive not only to whether we are seeking the right, but the passions that motivate us to seek it. And one of the criterion he deploys is whether we are properly focused on the offender’s good, rather than rectifying the wrongs done to us for the sake of justice on its own.
The entire piece is worth reading. You can find it here.