Justice is being fair in all that we do. We continually look for the truth, not bowing to others’ judgements or perceptions. We do not backbite. We clear up problems face to face. We make agreements that benefit everyone equally. When we commit a wrong, we are honest in correcting it and making amends. If someone is hurting us, it is just to stop them. It is never just fro strong people to hurt weaker people. With justice, we protect everyone’s rights. Sometimes when we stand for justice, we stand alone.
In the Family
In the sacred realm of family, justice is a beacon of fairness that illuminates every aspect of our existence. It is a commitment to seeking the objective truth, unfazed by external judgments or perceptions. Within these familial walls, we refuse to engage in the poisonous act of backbiting, instead opting for direct and open communication to resolve conflicts.
In our agreements, we strive for a balance that ensures every member’s welfare is equally considered and upheld. When we falter, we embrace honesty, rectifying our wrongs and making amends, setting a profound example for our loved ones. Moreover, when we witness someone in pain or suffering injustice, we muster the courage to intervene, for it is never just for the strong to prey upon the weak.
In the name of justice, we become the guardians of each other’s rights, even if it means standing alone, for, within the family, justice reigns as the noblest protector of our shared bonds.
“Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.”
— Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.
The Practice of Justice
- I think for myself.
- I do not engage in prejudice or backbiting.
- I make fair agreements.
- I make restitution for my mistakes.
- I honor people’s rights including my own.
- I have the courage to stand up for the truth.