Kitchen Table Conversation: Justice

There is quite a discussion going on over at The topic of the day is JUSTICE.

Church Set Free is a different kind of blog for a different kind of “church.” Some of my favorite bloggers gather there and have shared their thoughts on the matter. I chimed in my two cents as well.

Some articles may force you to face what you really believe where justice is concerned. One bit of dialogue asked me some hard questions. There is plenty of courtroom drama as well. Little Monk’s contribution was a great read over coffee. Wally’s “Wait, I Thought God Loved Me” is a good place to start. You can even find Superman and Underdog there as well.

I’ve posted Susan’s thoughts here. What she shared blessed me and I suspect it will bless you as well.

The doors of the Church are always open. Do come on in…

Susan Irene Fox

What is justice

And what it isn’t

“Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved, in whom I take great delight. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18 (Isaiah 42:1-2)


According to

Justice: the quality of being just

Just: guided by truth, reason and impartiality

Justice has nothing to do with punishment. It has nothing to do with anger or revenge.

Oh – to the world it means punishment. To the world it means anger and revenge. But aren’t we supposed to be different than the world? In it, but not of it?

So what does that mean, and what did Jesus say about justice?

Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you neglect the more important aspects of the…

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