Volume 6, Issue 1, September 1996

Article Summary:


Justice is a word used badly among us. There has often been a distinction between people who practice a cultic form of religion and those who have cultivated a sense of the God of compassion. Justice speaks of principle, a principle that always obliges us in conscience. In fact, justice and love are the same, for justice is love distributed, nothing else. More . . .


I act, and faces I shall never see
And lives that I cannot guess
Will be faithful or false because of me,
Will curse the world or bless.
Think! I so weak and frail and small
This deathless power am given,
That by word or deed a host may fall
Or a legion be raised to heaven. More . . .


Students of a wise rabbi once asked, "Master, when do we know the dawn is coming and night is past? Is it when we can tell a sheep from a goat even though they are out in the pasture? More . . .


The moral person is not the one who merely wants to do what is right and does it, nor the person without guilt, but he or she who is conscious of what they are doing.
-Hegel (1770-1831) More . . .

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