Even Her the Unwanted Guest – Lorraine Pichugin

24 February, 2020

It feels right, just and even noble, to extend justice, mercy and kindness towards strangers, people we may never know on a personal level. What about those who have done us harm? Understandably we cry justice!! Extending kindness and mercy with justice like Micah 6:8 directs is not arbitrary. It is always, to all, regardless. An intensely personal work, this is a portrait of my late mother who suffered from mental health issues and as a result did terrible things to her children. It takes a major shift not only in our thinking but also in our hearts to be able to declare in all humility “even these”. For me I have come to the conclusion that with Christ, justice looks a lot like mercy.