Justice and mercy are two sides of the same coin
It seems more tempting and convenient to think of justice in terms of penalties. After all, those with power can use fear and intimidation to scare the powerless into submission.
However, mercy always goes hand in hand with justice. Does mercy mean that we neglect the wrongs of another?
Perhaps an excellent guiding framework is to ask: what kind of judgment preserves the dignity of the wrongdoer, corrects the behavior, and allows an opportunity to truly flourish after repentance? We need a leader who is wise enough to harmonize justice and mercy.
Indeed, justice and mercy are two sides of the same coin.
Matthew 11:2-11. The messengers of John the Baptist
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 345: DECEMBER 11, 2022]