We live in a culture that favors the demands of justice.
The problem is, justice is a finger pointer.
An eye for an eye.
As we continue to evolve, unfortunately, our view of justice has fallen behind.
Even Steven isn’t enough.
We have to see people as a whole. Why they act the way they do. How they became to be.
The next step for us as human beings is mercy.
(Make no mistake, I’m not saying we get rid of the power to punish. What I am saying is that we should lead with mercy and then follow with justice. Not the other way around.)
The reason is justice doesn’t heal the heart. Only forgiveness can.
When we learn to see the world as it is, when we break this perpetual cycle of this for that, we can start living again.