He tolerates transgressors2 January 2019
When people are deluded and neglect their duty, God doesn’t change His mind as regards the mercy He’s granted them. He doesn’t discard them as so much ash, but intervenes in an instructive manner in order to mend their ways. This is what the Fathers call ‘instructive and conciliatory additions’. Although God doesn’t abdicate His capacity as Father, He tolerates the transgressors, while pressing them to reform.