“And how good it feels to pound some villains.” Hideuki Furuhashi
Let’s be honest…haven’t we all, at least secretly inside, cheered when some evil person got harmed by another naughty person? Don’t many of you silently invoke Karma and do so with a smile? Justice feels good to us; but is this truly justice?
The problem with Furuhashi’s response has two layers. Firstly, we are supposed to love one another…all one anothers. God sorta told us to do that. Secondly, love is not on display when we delight in anyone getting illegally harmed. Legal justice is different; it satisfies the mind and soul. As said above, pounding some villains feels good to us; but vigilante justice just doesn’t fit well with love.
I remember feeling sad when Muammar Qadaffi was tortured, killed, and his body was mutilated and put on public display. Was he an evil man; at least it seemed so to me. He deserved to be brought to justice. Strong emotion wants him to suffer; but love wishes upon him the same fate as Sadaam Hussein, who was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed in a private manner. That is justice. The symbol of justice is a blindfolded woman because her personal feelings and subjective response has no place in serving justice.
Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness. (I Cor. 13:6)
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