Despite our political leanings, ideologies or belief systems we are enfolded in a legal system that presupposes innocence before guilt and fair judgement and justice for all. When that system mutates into a double standard then a true divide between peoples occurs. We are not equal in status, for that is the way of things. Christ said: the poor you will always have.” Yet there is no reason not to be the beneficiaries of equal opportunity and justice. And in the double standard of justice is the sin of our present day. In the light of the renewed politically motivated character assassination of Justice Kavanaugh, of which none of us are immune no matter our walk of life, I am re-posting “Lady Justice Unmasked,” for it is most relevant to this current event.
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. – Matthew 18: 15-17
Here Christ gives us a process to justice. An orderly method to reveal truth. He does not say to shun the accused upon accusation, but only after completing an orderly process. A process that is fair to all, not playing favorites, and not drawn out. Above all it holds to evidence. As we can see, the burden of proof is…
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