Charity is wonderful, but justice makes people nervous. Why is that? When people are asked to give money or time to local charities, it seems that they are more accommodating. When the word “justice” comes into play, these same people become hesitant and even angry. It would seem that justice asks more, calls individuals to go deeper, and requires a greater investment and even sacrifice on the neighbor’s behalf.
– Illuminating Ministry: a journal, Victor J. Klimoski, Editor (Liturgical Press, 2010)
Are we guilty as charged here? Does justice make us nervous?