Love And Justice

Justice has no separate meaning apart from the meaning love imparts to it.

Justice is the concrete manifestation of love as policy in our political economy.

Love is the ideal. Justice is our attempt to realise that ideal in our community. At best, our realization approximates our ideal. At worst, it parodies our ideal.

The transcendent ideal of love constantly challenges our concrete attempts to realise that ideal in trying to do justice to disadvantaged groups of people, affirming any progress we may make and confronting any compromises we may make along the way.

Justice involves putting the people at the bottom of the heap on the top of our priorities and treating them in a way that will make them feel more loved and more able to love.

 

Hope For Nothin’ Less

I’ve seen the light in your eyes. I’ve felt the fire in your bones.

I know the heart of your desire. I know we must be movin’ on.

There’s a hope still inside us of a beauty around the bend.

When we live with justice. And the agony of this age will end. 

We hope for nothin’ less than good faith and righteousness,

True love and tenderness, Real peace and happiness.

                     We hope for nothin’ – nothin’ less.

I’ve heard the trouble you’ve been thru’. I’ve felt the blows that you’ve borne.

I know your struggle to be true. The work of prayer’s never done.

There’s a hope still inside us of a beauty around the bend.

When we live with justice. And the agony of this age will end.

We hope for nothin’ less than good faith and righteousness,

True love and tenderness, Real peace and happiness.

                     We hope for nothin’ – nothin’ less.

Hope For Nothin’ Less (mp3) (sheet music)

Dave Andrews

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