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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
Psalm 33 says, "All the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord," but the Latin translation of "goodness of the Lord" is "misericordias Domini," which gets at what the goodness of the Lord is really about: his lovingkindness. For the earth has been rescued, redeemed, saved, kept from destruction by the Lord Jesus' work of suffering and resurrection from the dead. The Lord God Almighty did not leave this work to anyone less than himself; he did note hire it out; he did this himself, for that is who Jesus is. And his expresssion "I am the Good Shepherd" is perhaps his clearest indication that he is the incarnate God, who said through the prophet Ezekiel, "I will search out my sheep." Anyone who fails to understand who Jesus really is also will miss the depths of the lovingkindess of God, since his love, his sacrifice, his utter giving of himself, is God's, because he is God in the flesh. Sermon for Misericordias Domini Sunday is here.