"Justice, in Amos, is the solution; it is what the community should (must) seek. Justice is about life. Let justice roll down like waters, like an ever-flowing stream (5:24). Water is the basis for life. Injustice is like wormwood; it is a poison. Justice is like water; it is a life-giving force. Judgment is not "justice"-it is what happens when there is no justice. Justice is about healing; justice is about transformation, not about punishing."
"Justice is like a mosaic. It's not only about single pieces–it's about all the pieces working together in a stunning whole."
"Justice is like the performance of a musical work. But then, the question is: who is playing, if the well-tuned person is the just person?"
"Justice is like a cork; no matter how hard we press it to the bottom of the sea, it will always come back to the surface. Therefore, we should endure with pleasure any kind of injustice done to us for the sake of Christ. He urged us to always seek God's justice and "all these things shall be yours as well" (Mt 6:33). When we apply divine justice to our lives, we will always be justified."
"By now it must be clear, even to the most dull of observers, that Due Process of Law has been thrown out the window. The US justice system has in effect become a two tier system. The privileged few (rich people, law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, the military, corporations and politicians) gets off with a minuscule fine. Everyone else must spend decades in prison for minor none violent offences. It is grotesque."
"The U.S. justice system is like the U.S. healthcare system - we *imagine* it's far more just and equitable than it really is."
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