Everyone I’ve met, myself included, carries a need for justice. We don’t really want it for ourselves but we really need it for others. As I talk and reflect I find the justice we look for fits the definition of the word “revenge” but why quibble about semantics between friends? The nuances of the action we take often defies reflection. What we know is the “desire” which comes when we think we’ve been wronged. We must “take action” however slight, inconsequential, or accidental it might seem to others.
It is important to acknowledge our thirst for justice. I believe it is something we all share. There is no need to hide or deny. It is an emotion buried deep within our DNA. The only question is how we use it. Once the acknowledgement step has passed the next is realization. One dictionary defining the word “revenge” clarifies the realization I am speaking about. “Although many aspects of revenge resemble or echo the concept of making things equal, revenge usually has a more injurious than constructive goal.”
What you want with a justice action; someone suffering or giving peace to others?
There are promises of what will come to those begging for justice. “People with a big head are headed for a fall, pretentious egos brought down a peg. It's God alone at front-and-center on the Day we're talking about.” (Isaiah 2.11)
Frankly I don’t want any part of this! I don’t want to give justice for fear I am accepted it for my self. I don’t want to promote justice for fear I am asking that I also be judged. I don’t even want to think about getting justice for another for fear I will ignore the very areas of my life falling short of my highest values and priorities.
Life is full of circles. I hold Divinity to justice in the hope of mercy. I lift Divinity high trusting in compassion’s victory. I rest in God’s peace, comforted by the awesome beauty of unconditional love. This is the circle of importance. Everything else is secondary.
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