Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
Pillar: Defining Justice
“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-The Lord detests them both.”-Proverbs 17:15
Principle: In Search of Justice
A lot has happened this past week. In my home country, Trinidad and Tobago, the nation was plunged into mourning as we buried a young lady, the only child of her father, after her sad and brutal death. It did not help that two of the suspects died in police custody, raising questions about the rights of victim and accused alike.
Also last week, former US President, Donald Trump, was impeached and acquitted for a second time, making unwanted history in American politics. Members from his own party voted to convict him of inciting an insurrection. Division remains high in the USA.
An earthquake hit Japan placing the already postponed Olympics in further jeopardy. Quite a number of Japanese nationals are opposed to the hosting of the Games in 2021 due to the pandemic and a sense that money spent on sport could be better used in building the lives of citizens still affected by a prior natural disaster.
People everywhere are in search of justice. They want life to have fair and equitable outcomes. When that does not happen, there’s a reaction. Activism. Advocacy. Blame. Reprisals. Prayer. Human response to injustice is broad and wide-ranging.
We must rest assured that God is just. It is part of his divine nature and character. He sees. He notices. He cares. He loves. He acts. Remember that he is not operating on a human time system. With him a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day. In his time, justice will prevail, perhaps in surprising ways to us finite beings.
Practical: Taking Justice seriously
Let us be aware of injustice around us and let us choose to make a difference, even-or better yet-especially, when no one else is watching.
If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these and other related themes that promote the cultivation of an integrated inner self, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.