Hosea

He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.

Every morning, we can look in that mirror and play the judge and throw ourselves into a lake of fire, just so that no one else can beat us to it. And then we can spend the rest of the day putting other people there, too. It's a sick twist on the Golden Rule: If we really try, we can treat others just as badly as we treat ourselves! But when we live in that place of hurt and anger and fear, and we start judging, the violence we do to ourselves and others starts spreading. From our neighborhoods to foreign nations, much of the violence we see in the world today started out with ordinary people playing judge and kicking Jesus out of a job. So it's high time we learned a different way. We need a new understanding of Judgment Day.