Letter: What is the meaning of justice?

Can anyone define “justice?” Can you, can I?

I bet you thought you could. I know I did in my heart.

The truth is true justice eludes us all.

The peace we are seeking, we call it justice when things go our way. When the side we are on wins. That’s all justice means anymore. It has become a battle cry. We all use it, right or wrong, bad or good, guilty or innocent, just to get what we want. We say it is unjust when we don’t.

We never think things through; we think our way is the only way. Whatever side we are on, each of us has to win at all costs because our causes are just.

This is a false justice.

True justice – it simply exists. It finds its own level, despite our efforts to change its course.

When the forces balance out, it remains at rest forever. We don’t have to bow down to true justice. It’s neutral in its allegiance, unbiased, unprejudiced, unstoppable and belongs to no individual person. It belongs to us all to be voiced without recrimination.

This justice is a compromise. It’s not rioting in the street, it’s not pitting one against another, and it’s not my way or the highway.

It’s voicing your concerns in a peaceful and respectful way.

Get right with true justice or we will have no peace.

Pamela Jaffrey

Dolan Springs