God of Love and Justice

Rene Padilla – April 1999

According to Scripture, the God of Israel, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, has revealed himself as the God of love and justice. As the psalmist, addressing God, acknowledges: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you” (Ps 89:14). Herein lies the ultimate basis for theology and ethics as well as for the life and mission of the Church. If love and justice are united in God, it is only to be expected that they also be united in the people who regard themselves as  children of God.