Keese is at it again on the afc blog.
Check out his fantastic post over there if you haven’t already.
A couple of excerpts:
when was the last time you experienced true justice? have you ever gotten exactly what you deserved or been dealt with completely fairly? i’ve been pondering this idea lately and have come to the conclusion that i don’t have the slightest idea about what this justice thing is all about. i do little things each day that, if i lived in a completely fair and just society, would earn me either a severe beating or a parade in my honor. yet i receive neither. i show up late to work and do the dishes without being asked, nothing extraordinarily bad or good happens.
mercy has defined my life and made me who i am today, not justice. justice cannot end pain, heal wounds or form friendships, but mercy can do all those things and more. i cannot help but feel sorrow when i see people rejoicing at the death of their enemy saying, “he got just what he deserved.” i know what i deserve, and it’s not mercy.