Justice and Human Potential
Viewing justice as a latent potential of the human soul liberates us from the guilt which can so easily disempower the protagonists of social transformation. In the same way that our physical capacities emerge over time, such as the ability to walk and talk, our spiritual capacities are in the process of development. A child has to exert consistent effort to become literate, to overcome the inertia that would otherwise deprive her of this capacity. Loving parents and a loving community spur the child forward to achieve her potential and at the same time recognize that the child will only be able to read literature over time and with encouragement. Individually and collectively, our capacity for justice is emergent and attainable.
With these assumptions, what attitudes might we adopt towards injustice? What qualities might we strive to cultivate in ourselves and encourage in others?