One of the most well-known and cherished Scripture passages is Micah 6:8: “What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” But what exactly does it mean to “do justice”? Too often, justice is thought of in legal terms and is equated with punishment or even vengeance. However, justice is a positive thing and refers to holding up our end of the bargain. When we enter into a formal relationship, such as a contract, with someone, each party owes something to the other party in order for the agreement to flourish. To live justly is to make sure that we give to others what we owe them so that we live in right relationship with one another. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore practicing the virtue of justice.
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