Eichah Four: Sodom

“The iniquity of my people is greater than the sin of Sodom, which was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands fell on her (Lamentations 4:6).” Being that Sodom – and Gomorrah – literally became synonymous for sin throughout the ages, it’s pretty bad that this verse says that the people were somehow even worse than the people of these horrific cities. It’s been a while since the story of Sodom and Gomorrah came up, literally more than two years ago in this project, but I do recall that the tale included gang rape, so for whatever the people are doing now to be worse is truly awful. How can the people be forgiven for whatever their sins have been? Does God really have an infinite capacity for forgiveness? Because I’m quite sure that I don’t know any human beings who do. We all have limits, and things that are beyond the pale for us. I sometimes wish I was a more forgiving person, but I also think there’s something to be said for being guarded and protective of oneself. It’s a fine line when it comes to figuring out that balance, and it’s a deeply personal one for all of us to figure out.

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