Justice for All


Have you ever felt like someone was out to get you? Like someone was intentionally working towards your downfall? Jesus lived to support people who were targeted by others or experienced direct and intentional harm. In fact, he had lots of people who were actually doing this, and they got one of his closest friends to help them! If you were in a situation like this, you might think that the best thing to do would be to get to them first, or get a bunch of friends on your side and tell them all about how you've been wronged. 

But, as with most things, Jesus had a different way of treating those people who were out to get him. What's wild is, Jesus treated these people with the same intention as he did those who were being harmed: with love. The way of Jesus is radical; to authentically love everyone, whether they "deserved it" or not. Jesus knew this was a way of showing justice is love in action. 

Why is this such a hard thing for us to do? Why would God ask people to do it anyway?