Sunday, December 9, 2012

Childish fairness or Adult Justice

How old were we the first time we uttered the famous phrase, "it's not fair."On the one hand, this is a positive thing, because it points to an innate sense of justice in the human person. On the other hand, it must mature.

At some point in our life, some well-meaning adult also said to us, "Who told you life was fair?" In fact the message of today's gospel is precisely that life is fair.

Every time we pray the our father we say those words "thy kingdom come"we pray them in both hope and faith.

Once more, the readings today, prepare us for the second coming of Christ when we will see absolute fairness, or better said, absolute Justice.

Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth

God has instilled in each of us a sense of justice. As Christians we are called to make the world as just a place as we possibly can. At the same time, we recognize that there are limits to what we can accomplish. Rather than responding with the anger of a child, we respond with the faith of an adult.

While we may not see justice at the moment we wanted, we have absolute faith that in the end justice will prevail. And we can be at peace.