Do you love justice? Should offenders just get their proper punishment? Or are you willing to consider mercy, ready to forgive 70 times 7, and hope that the offender takes the forgiveness as a motivation to do better? They both have their place, and facing wrongs done usually involves a combination of the two.
The Bible mentions them together only once, in Mt 23:23. It says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith.” So these virtues are not at odds. In this issue, we take a look at how some in the legal world balance mercy and justice; consider if or how the Golden Rule has a place in the courtroom; and how to balance mercy and justice in daily life
What law school doesn’t prepare lawyers for is dealing with mental illness in court. Judge David Shaheed shares about his search for alternative solutions.
Reconciling the relationship between these two virtues
When it came to cooking for my sister’s graduation party, asking myself what my mom would have done if she were still here gave me the strength I needed
How this father and son fixed more than their broken grill