I have repeatedly said that I judge no one for God. I can’t make the calls on whether a person has purposely taken a Human Life. I would suggest that for me to do so, would leave too many exceptions. I would make so many exceptions that I am not sure that one, I can be consistent, but that two, in my thinking, I would be judging the wrong people. So, it is as I have said before in that God makes no exceptions in His judgment. In other words, I would suggest that at least I have a heart. God’s heart is always with the victims and NOT with those who have purposely taken a Human Life. In some instances, I wouldn’t be fair to the victims of murder. Really.
There is a song from 1963 that I re-discovered before going to bed last night. It is called Washington Square by The Village Stompers. I had to read about the history of this song in order to understand it. The song really is about Washington Square in New York City that is located as a park in Greenwich Village. One report about the park said that it is haunted by the ghosts of those who have been buried there. Before the Revolutionary War the park was a potter’s field where the destitute were buried often on top of each other. Then during the Revolutionary War, the park was used to bury the dead soldiers. It is said the park is haunted with coffins resting on top of coffins, often some dozen or so coffins on top of each other. No one knows who is buried there and that the park is haunted, although it is visited by many people during the course of a day.
I mention this because what I want to say is that I have no idea as to who is buried in Washington Square; nor would I have any way of knowing how God would judge ANY of these people. It is said that at that time, the Catholic Church didn’t bury its own who committed suicide and that such people were buried in paupers’ graves not having been given a proper burial. There is no way of knowing who these people are. There would be no way to find out who any of these people are today. I could go many directions in what I am saying here, but the fact is, this is just one example of why only God can judge. We can judge based on the kinds of burials that people have. We can judge being influenced by money. We can judge based on any number of factors that often have nothing to do with how a person died or whether a person had ever purposely taken a Human Life.
In other words, we could go to ANY cemetery and actually believe we can judge the dead according to what we know. BUT there is just too much we don’t know. We don’t know enough about those living let alone being able to judge the dead, except only by what we think. Some people go so far to say that death IS God’s final judgment. Death is enough in the thinking of some. EVERYONE dies. This is my point. NO one escapes the hand of death. And today, graves are trampled upon by those living in New York City both by those who know the history of Washington Square and by those who don’t. No one can judge either the living or the dead for God. No one! There is no exception to this. And I certainly will NOT judge for God, even if I say I know how God judges. There is too much about too many people I don’t know. And what I would know would cause me to make exceptions. God won’t. This is why I can’t judge anyone for God, and I won’t.
I am Brother Ralphie writing for my Angels from The Angels of Life Institute. Peace. Brother Ralphie works from his study for the promotion of Peaceful living and inner Peace with God. He calls this the “Sanctity of Human Life Movement.”