justice

You cannot change the world with anger – the anger is already there.

Unexpected opening.  But the essence of why I don’t particularly like the concept of justice.  The problem comes in the unwillingness of the concept to define itself.

An example is the death penalty.  Many people want the death penalty in the name of justice.  Many people oppose the death penalty in the name of justice.  In our imperfect human state, we don’t seem to be able to sort it all out clearly. And in the end, the tendency is for people in the discussion to forget about discussion and simply become angry with one another amidst a flurry of Facebook rants accomplishing nothing all in the name of justice.

You cannot change the world with anger – the anger is already there.

What do we really mean when we say we want justice?  It means we want to help.  It means we feel powerless right now and it frustrates us.  It means we want things to be better.  We do want to change the world.  But maybe we aren’t quite sure how.

We can accomplish these goals without sorting out the ultimate justice of things repeatedly and reasonably assigned to God.  But it can’t be done by spinning around the mirror maze of this and that and the other disgruntlement.

You cannot change the world with anger – the anger is already there.

We need more action for the genuine happiness of others.  Help make it happen.

Sample Social Action Target Map and my target activities

Social Action: Focus for Effectiveness, June 9, 2018, at Haw Creek Commons

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