You must pursue justice alone so that you may live and inherit the land the Lord your God is giving you. — Deut 16:20 NET
What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
— William Shakespeare.
A man’s accusations of himself are always believed, his praises never.
Justice needs that two be heard.
— From Goethe's Autobiography.
Lord of justice, if I may be influenced this morning by doubt and am inclined to be resentful, wilt thou cause me to have a generous spirit and keep my faith. May I never descend to anything base or deceitful, but may I remember that if I lay down my life, I may have the power to take it up again. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - October 13
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.