Wednesday, October 08, 2008


... when evil is done, one response alone can overcome the evil.  Revenge perpetuates the evil.  Justice punishes it.  Evil is overcome by good only if the injured party absorbs it, refusing to allow it to go any further.  And that is the pattern of otherworldly grace that Jesus showed in his life and death.

-Philip Yancey, P224, Rumors of Another World,  2003 Zondervan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a quote from "Shantaram" on justice.
Justice is not only the way we punish those who do wrong. It is also the way we try to save them."