Inspirational Author: Embracing the virtues to live a happier life!

Types of Justice – Part I of III

Where is the Love How many different types of Justice exist? In these next three reflections we will discuss in detail three forms of Justice: Commutative, Distributive and Social Justice, and how they each propel us to consider the common good. Today, we’ll cover Commutative Justice, which is concerned with the mutual dealings between two individuals. When one individual is wronged by another, Commutative Justice would require that the wrong-doer correct the wrong-doing to the best means possible. For example, an apology might be in order, as well as a form of monetary payment for the trouble caused. Perhaps a reputation requires restoration Continue reading

Where does justice reside? Why is Justice important?

Right Reason

How do you know if a person is just? Justice resides in the will of every person, yet a truly just person is distinguished by right reason and upright conduct. Exercising, or practicing Justice through means of morally appropriate activity, results in the shaping of the social order. For example, an individual who volunteers his time in the Peace Corps, is giving both God and man their due by working to meet the needs of others in a morally upright manner, using right reason. He assists in the shaping of the social order by working to improve the living status Continue reading

What is Justice?

Give God His Due

Is justice fairness, or fairness justice? The answer is not necessarily so. In our secular society we tend to equate justice with fairness. We use the scales of justice to identify equality versus inequality and then conclude that justice is either working as intended or not.  However, God’s justice is on a whole different plane than man’s definition of the term. True justice is defined as giving God His due through worship, praise and thanksgiving, as well as giving one’s neighbor his due by respecting his rights and personhood. These actions are just.

Let’s look at what Father Morris Continue reading