Justice, as we know it, doesn’t exist

Justice against evil does not exist.

At least not what we commonly call justice.

You take a life, we take yours. You steal from someone, we take something from you. You hurt another, we hurt you in some way. This is not justice.

This is evil begetting evil.

And the worst of it is, it doesn’t solve anything. It doesn’t comfort or solve the loss of the victim. It doesn’t change the perpetrator. It doesn’t validate the system. It doesn’t deter others from doing evil. At best it gives us a false sense of power and security. Before long it will only happen again and our delusions are shattered.

Jesus said,

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

Maybe true justice looks more like reconciliation and restoration rather than revenge.