November 16, 2010

Richard's Daily Meditations



I suspect that one reason we have lost interest in the virtue of justice is because the word itself has been so corrupted, and also because we who can read know that it will ask something of us. It is comfortable people, not the poor, who fear the word justice.

The concept of justice has been corrupted by often being a cover word for angry people, people who want rights but not corresponding responsibilities, and most especially, people who want vengeance—instead of the healing of both sides, both perpetrator and victim. This is a Gospel perspective that few rise to, which we call “restorative justice.”

Resources of Fr. Richard’s that address this topic include
A Lever and a Place to Stand (CD) and
Contemplation in Action (book)

Starter Prayer:
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6: 8).

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