Monday, December 29, 2014

Restorative Justice

"Jesus’ ministry is not to gather the so-called good into a private country club and punish the outsiders, but to reach out to those on the edge and on the bottom, those who are 'last,' to tell them they might just be first! . . . . God’s . . .'restorative justice.' God justifies things by restoring them to their true . . . identity in Himself, as opposed to 'retributive justice' which seeks only reward and punishment.”

from Preparing for Christmas with Richard Rohr

John Franklin Hay
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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