Is love stronger than justice?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
July 31, 2009 9:18am CST
Many of us are looking for justice in our life and If so, it's possible that we may be looking for the wrong thing. What do you think would happen if we sought love instead? And what would happen if we gave love instead of seeking it? Sure it might require a bit of forgiveness but how about if we started with ourselves? If we began by forgiving ourselves for all the things we may have done that were not okay with another, Would we then find it much easier to forgive another for what was done that is not okay with us. What are your thoughts?
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
your thread is very timely. it made me reflect and think that this is what i really need to do for all the injustice and wrongs done against me. I need to defeat the enemy by love and forgiveness. there is no greater power than love. it can be a strong force that can destroy any walls dividing us from people who hurt us. Forgiveness is what we have in our heart. and we can conquer our enemies by forgiving them. it does not matter if the other party will accept our love and forgiveness, at least we did our part and that makes us win over them and defeat them. it may not make sense but actually true love and forgiveness open us more doors for us to so many things. but doing the opposite will close many good things that can come into our lives. so i may forget my plans for revenge and follow now the path of love . it is just so for our human nature to demand for justice but it is not always the solution to our problem. it is love and forgiveness. but that does not mean that the other party will not suffer the consequences of his wrong things he done against us. God will be the one who take revenge. our part is to love and forgive them. What they sow is what they reap. they will still reap the bad things that they have done in life. but it should not come into our hands. Revenge is mine saith the Lord. according to the bible. but in our hearts we must release the bitterness and the cry for justice and ask God to spare them actually them the punishment but we know God is a God of justice. but only God knows how they will be paid for what they did whether good or bad.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi hotsummer, Thank you for responding and it true that we conquer our enemies by fotgiving. True forgivement will hold no grudge or secret wish that God well punish them. It has to be unconditional love that forgives completely. Blessings.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Again this is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder. Justice for the person that kills is for society, Even if the person that was killed was evil, from that point of view justice was done by the killer. Loving all means recognizing that we are all one regardless of our present form. Once we can see past the surface of our physical form, love will be all that is left.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi savypat, Very well thought out and also true,thank you.Blessings.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Love is definitely strong purpose for every one; love for country,people,partner,kids and families..all of this is because of one true hard to understand element, and that is Love. even justice is the conclusive effort of love. how can there be justice if there's no selfless love to another person who had been a victim....
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi LetranKnight, Thank you for your comment. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
1 Aug 09
Hello dear Pose. I think that it sounds very reasonable that if we can forgive the others the way we forgive ourselves, it will be much easier to forgive the others for what was done that is not ok with us. Pose, my dear friend, I appreciate your thought on this. Take care and keep it up.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi williamjisir, Thank you for that comment, many people think that it's difficult to forgive and often it is unless a person starts with himself/herself. Blessings.
• India
1 Aug 09
You may be right in forgiving others for wrong doing . This is what mahatma gandhi preached through out his life. If a person slaps u then instead of fighting him put forward second side of ur face for slapping him. But how many people have courage to do this??
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi getpradeep, Thank you for your comment. A lot of the problems that we have in the world today are caused by people who don't understand the importance of forgiveness. It's quite easy when we start by forgiving ourselves. Blessings.
• China
1 Aug 09
Oh, I guess most of the time justice is stronger than love according to the law, yet in the real life I believe that love is stronger than justice and that does make sense for a lot of situation.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi foreigntradecareer, Thank you for your comment. Blessings.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Jul 09
I think that forgiveness is a very personal thing. AS for forgiving yourself, sure as long as you are resolved to do better. As for forgiving somebody else, it depends on what they did, whether they're repentant and how many times they did it. There is a point of no return...
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi dawnald, Thank you for your comment. Blessings.
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• China
31 Jul 09
Hi Pose! that's a good discussion. i think you couple first have justice,and then there is love begins. if there is no justice between lovers, there is no love . sometime there is inconsistentce between i and my girlfriend , first , i will think whether it's my fault , if it is , i will give a flower to her. if not , i will talking to her , what i have done is to maintenance our love, so i think justice is beyond to love .
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi BLOODTYPEO, Thank you for commening. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
31 Jul 09
Pose, I was thinking about this situation yesterday. Sometimes I think is important to seek justice ,but revenge makes a person bitter ,and is best to seek love and learn to forgive ourselves and others. You can be a happier person is you seek love because love can move mountains.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
Hi Mirita, I think I understand and thank you for that comment. Revenge does make a person bitter and love is truly the answer. I know that sometimes it is difficult but if we start with ourselves, it becomes easier. Blessings.
• India
31 Jul 09
I think love is always strong than any other power in this world and it comes in the life of very few lucky people.Its not always that u triumph but its a feeling and state of ur mind and heart that u start to live a different life all together.I believe that any justice or prejudices or restrictions cannot with held the love.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
Hi ravirai, Thank you for commenting. Blessings.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
11 Aug 09
a little confused.after read twice i think i understand what you saying, during our growing up, we will meet something which was happened by ourself or caused by someone else,we had hurt.face to this situation, forgive ourself is able to forgive anyone else, then make ourself happiness.good luck and have a nice day.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Aug 09
Hi haiershen, Thank you for your comment. Blessings.
• Canada
1 Aug 09
I think it takes a person who is really confident in themselves to forgive what others do to them. Especially if it's a family issue because you see family members know you. They know how to push your buttons and I think that they know exactly how to hurt you and turn it around and blame you for it. No offense, but I've done nothing to these people except try to love them and I can't do it anymore. So I guess what I'm saying is no I can't forgive and yes I want justice.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Aug 09
Hi doglady, Thank you for expressing your opinion. Blessings.