Tuesday, May 13, 2008

If you want peace...

There is a bumper sticker that has been around for years: "If you want peace, work for justice." I have always hated that bumper sticker. It always rang false to me, and now I know why. Working for justice will almost always bring about a war. And whose justice are we working fo, anyway? Justice as we understand it is different for each person and is completely subjective.

No, if you want peace, you need to work for mercy. It's a much harder fight, but well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Is it possible that it's a semantical misunderstanding? What came to my mind as I read this was that the meaning of the word "justice" has changed. In the Church, for example, "justice" is very similar (a sister?) to "mercy."

    But, as I am finding on your blog, Katie, I agree with your wisdom on this.

    And now, I really must get back to work! (And send your mom a thank you for sharing a link to your blog with me! I'm loving it!)