Thinking about Justice

Thanks to Osvaldo Vena, and the members of the Still a Dream band, for a truly remarkable music performance last Sunday in Fishel Park. The words of children all hoping for a better place, to grow up and thrive in a world where peace has a chance; their words and the bands musical setting were haunting.

Of course if you brought a backpack last Sunday you got blessed, come to think we all are blessed to be a blessing for others.

This Sunday being Labor Day, I want to explore two classical approaches to Justice and then outline a third alternative that sprang from my reading of Philemon 1:1-12. Here we get a glimpse into how Paul wants Philemon to take Onesimus back as a brother, as someone who is now part of Paul's heart.

This little story might shed light on some different ways for us to think about justice.

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