Justice or Forgiveness

Do you believe in justice or forgiveness?

I believe in both.

But I think justice needs to be defined first.

Justice requires us to do the right thing, even when it is hard and unpopular.

Justice also means doing the most good for the most people.

Without justice, there would be lawlessness.

After justice, there must be forgiveness.

Forgiveness is for both people, the wrongdoer and the wronged.

Hate and revenge are heavy burdens to bear.

“Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die.” – Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness allows a person to let go of their hate and need for revenge and unburden themselves.

Now that sounds great, but it is easier said than done.

You don’t have to forget what happened to forgive.

Forgiveness allows you to let go of what happened and move on in positive direction.

Some things are hard to forgive, but we have to try so that we can be free.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boose

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