Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Same Justice for all

In Jamaica we need justice for all, not justice for them and justice for us. We need to love our fellow Jamaicans, our neighbours. The Sunday Gleaner article "Justice for them and us" relates the sad state of Jamaica where people basically feel there are two systems of justice at work. For too long we have been deceiving ourselves. A man steals a loaf of bread from the supermarket and he is pretty sure to spend a couple months in jail while another receives a couple generators and he is given a suspended sentence and fined.

The bible states the need to treat people around you as you would yourself. In the two references mention Jesus implores those listening to treat everyone better. "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.", (Matthew 7:12 KJV) and "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (Luke 6:31 KJV)

He expands this to and says , "... Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." (Luke 10:27 KJV).

The quicker Jamaica becomes a place where people act within the law and obey the golden rule, the quicker we will be able to sing the words of the anthem with true meaning,
Justice, truth be ours forever, Jamaica Land we Love.

Read the entire article here.
Sunday Gleaner Article- Justice for them and us


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