Justice: A Brutal Sword

Something is wrong here.

I am enamored at all the cries for justice as of late. Not that its not necessary that crimes have punishments but that the judges have become the irrational mob. The unjust ones serving justice.

Screaming, “Justice for all” while smashing, burning and even killing seems so far off base. Yet these things are being justified because the inequity was done first to them.

We seem lost in this revenge, as if we were stuck in an action movie and its our job to right the wrong. This in and of it self is corrupt and off base.

No imperfect person or persons should be allowed to serve their own justice. Especially under the guise of “Justice for all.”

If truly we wanted justice for all we should pray it doesn’t find us because if we look at ourselves can we honestly say that we have lived a flawless life. A life without harming others, taking what wasn’t ours, misleading others.

Haven’t even the most saintly among us had hateful and damming thoughts? At some point we have all acted in a way that if justice were served in equal rations to us justly based on our lives, we would find ourselves in a world of trouble.

Yet, self reflection goes to the way side. It becomes common place to point out the speck in our brothers eye than to deal with the log in our own.

If we really want justice deal first with the injustice in our own lives. Forgiveness must take the place of justice if we are to move forward.

By forgiveness we are made new. We are reborn to a new body, a new spirit that is still aware of its past and thus is able to see others with the lens of perfect love and forgiveness.

Justice, when doled out by the unjust is a sword that swings both ways and no matter your armor will cut you down just the same.

Love one another, pray for those that would do us harm and lay down the sword.

Be free.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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