Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 3: 7-18

I once heard a story, set during the American Civil War, about a young Southern soldier who was brought before the legendary Confederate general Robert E Lee, charged with some breach of the army regulations.  Now, Lee was adored by his men, and famous for winning victories against long odds; but he was also feared as a strict disciplinarian.  So as this young soldier stood before Lee and the charges against him were read out, he began to tremble and shake with fright.  And Lee, seeing his terror, took pity on him and said: “You need not be afraid, you’ll get justice here”.  To which the young man replied: “Don’t I know it, General sir – that’s why I’m scared!” Continue reading “Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 3: 7-18”