On Justice

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Justice – a concern for fairness, peace, and genuine respect for people. (Google Dictionary)

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Activist, Reformer)

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. Mary Wollstonecraft (Writer)

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass (author)

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady)

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill (Statesman)

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. Coretta Scott King (Activist)

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Book of Amos, 5:24)

A joint youth-adult choir sang a song at our church’s musical event celebrating the Reformation’s 500-year anniversary. I choked up listen to it during rehearsal, and then again during the concert. Enjoy Roll Down Justice by Mark A. Miller.

20 thoughts on “On Justice

  1. Your Justice post today, along with the choral video of “Roll Down Justice” by Mark A. Miller, was a moving followup to my visit over Thanksgiving to the new African American Museum in Washington, D.C.

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  2. Very appropriate, Frank, especially at this time when our national politics seem driven by humankind’s basest instincts. When I compare these excellent quotes to those of our current leader, I can only shake my head in wonderment.

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    • Jim,
      I will admit that the current state of national politics was on my mind when I put this post together … but other things too, both at here and abroad. To go along with the politics, former FBI Director Comey used the Book of Amos quote last week after the announcement of Flynn pleading guilty.

      On a completely different topic – Congratulations!!!! … you are comment number 75,000 on my little corner of the world.

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  3. Beautiful, Frank. Now all we need is for it to happen. It’s a two-way street. The unrighteous need to be just and sacrificial and the abused need to feel justified and forgive, and then that needs to continue through the ages so that the descendants don’t pick up the “unfair” banner and run with it and the descendants of the unjust don’t pick up the abuser banner and begin the abuse all over again with a vengeance as we have seen happen recently with police brutality. It escalates because of the history behind it. Thanks for sharing this. It’s a perfect link for #WQWWC #13, Fairness.

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