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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Coffee Hour Question #2

asked after church on Sunday:

"But what is the relationship between forgiveness and justice?"

Anyone? Bueller?

4 Comments:

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Dawgdays said...

I don't have a complete answer to this, but I start by realizing the justice does not mean vengance.

 
At 6:02 AM, Blogger G. Brooke said...

Into the hopper, I would toss the idea that forgiveness and the demand for justice may coexist. Forgiveness is not a get-out-of-justice-free card, nor need justice imply an unwillingness to forgive.

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger Cathy said...

Forgiveness comes from the heart and the inside of our souls and is a long process.

Justice happens to someone and I think of it as something that comes from the head.

Really difficult to wrap around my brain. Especially early in the morning.
Cathy

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger frog said...

For me, the question is really this: Would I rather have justice or mercy? It's the same answer every time, and for me, forgiveness is part and parcel of mercy, even if (or maybe because...) I struggle mightily with it.

 

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