The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law. Robert Kennedy
Meditation: As the Advent season begins, we are reminded that we Christians are waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ. The second time around, he will come as the judge. He will come to judge, restore justice and demand an answer from all of us how we contributed to love, peace and justice in this world. And so, we all, men and women, are reminded that we are to be protectors of the law, as we are protected by the law. As a former immigrant, now US citizen, this sentence is a huge privilege and cannot be taken for granted. We have to guard this privilege and mandate carefully, as to guarantee the separation of the three political branches in a time when many boundaries have gotten blurred and truth is no longer a given value. And the hopeful Advent news that we see playing out in front of our eyes these days is that “nobody is beyond the law”. Nobody. And so, we wait patiently for the most powerful persons in this country to be questioned under the law, so be judged under the law and to be found innocent or to be found guilty under the law, based on their own actions. Advent is the reminder that injustice will not prevail.
Prayer: God, we are waiting. We are waiting for justice to prevail and be done. We wait for the truth to be revealed. We wait for all oppression, all lies and all deceit to come to an end. Let justice roll on like a river, in our personal lives and in our current political drama. Amen
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos 5:24