Justice is a concept under attack in today’s world.
When I watch the news, I see so many distortions of justice. One person’s notion of fairness is sometimes far from another’s understanding of justice. Perhaps the issue is that human justice often becomes corrupted by selfishness and greed. Justice for one’s self always seems more important than justice for another.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to use what we have been given not only to fight for human justice alone, but also to offer a more benevolent justice that can only come from God.
We are called to offer all we have to God for His greater intentions. Our gifts cannot only level the playing field for some but can serve as instruments of grace for those who, in the eyes of the world, do not even deserve it. In God’s framework of justice, second chances and overflowing generosity are commonplace. Everyone created in the image of God deserves love regardless of their state in life or the actions they have taken against another. The world will never understand this type of justice. Humans have a hard enough time figuring out the simple concepts of equity or fair play. For those who do not believe in Jesus, his justice seems even more difficult to comprehend. In fact, it can appear downright crazy.
-Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS