from Jonathan Brink's entry on Missio Dei:
Lately I’ve been contemplating a lot on the nature of justice. What is true justice in humanity, justice that stands the test of time? What is the nature of it that we would subject ourselves to it, freely. And this video I think really reveals it in such a simple but succinct way.
True justice is the act of both truth AND grace. It’s getting to the truth and reality of our own brokenness. But it is also embracing grace as the defining response to that brokenness. Both are necessary for true justice to emerge in our lives.
True justice always saw the person as more important than the event.
It assumed that our humanity was best exemplified not in the capacity
to harm but to forgive, to transcend what happened. Its why the act of
forgiveness, as represented in the video is so resonating. It’s true.
The son spoke the truth but he responded in grace. The father accepted
the truth and received grace. That is salvation.
Read the whole entry.
The entry begins with a video called Let's Forgive.