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Wow, writing about justice is complex. So this is my take on justice. I always told my kids that life isn’t fair. It rains on the righteous and the unrighteous. So I am supposed to write to you about justice. Well justice is a moving goal post with human eyes, but God’s eyes it is totally a different concept.
Justice is often used interchangeably with the word “fairness.” In any situation, be it in a courtroom, at the workplace or in line at the local bar, we want to be treated fairly. We shouldn’t be judged more harshly because of our skin color, we shouldn’t be paid any less because of our sex, and we shouldn’t have to wait longer for a drink because of what we’re wearing. We feel we deserve equal and impartial treatment.
You see, we see justice as fairness… and if everyone doesn’t get a prize…
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