Justice

I received my paper back on Micah (only got an 89), and one of the comments was that I did not tie the concept of the cycle of justice that is found in the whole book to the theological message.  I’m attempting to figure out if I’m the only one who thinks that when God devotes a minimum of two books to laws, plus several to right behavior, and then has Christ point out that if you’ve replaced your idols with the concept of the letter of the law and have forgotten justice that God might just consider justice to be up there with love?  That the “theological message” in Micah is justice…

There’s a Baha’i CD created by one of my favourite artists, Rebecca Johnston-Garvin – a very talented woman who takes the writings and creates music that enhances the *words*, but the words get the focus.  I was fortunate to sing backup on a couple of her CDs, and one of the songs I sang on was entitled “Justice.”  The words are from the Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah:  “O SON OF SPIRIT! The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes.”

I guess I can’t make assumptions like that, or maybe I need to be more clear in my statements.  When you’ve only got 2500 words, I guess I kinda skipped saying what was obvious to me…

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4 thoughts on “Justice

  1. Sometimes you may forget that what is an obvious connection to you, may not and probably isnt obvious to others. I don’t want to say to speak in your writing as though you are speaking with aless than equal reader, but yes do that!

  2. No! Just because a reader is “Intellectual,” has a doctorate, and is a preist, my question would still remain, does this reader have a relationship covenant with the Divine, OR is it a religious covenant with the divine?

    • I don’t know that that’s a question I can answer – I would believe it to be both, based on what I know of the man, ’cause he’s a very good man, and having now experienced a professor who is a pure academic, I can say that this first professor very definitely ties everything back to God, and includes God in all academic discussions. In all likelihood, he was trying to help me improve, particularly for when I do run into those professors who are pure academics. I was likely just disappointed in the grade and need to get over myself. 🙂

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