|Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz|
Justice is not vengeance. Vengeance is not justice.
Justice is a virtue. Vengeance is a vice. Justice is the way of the civilized. Vengeance is the recourse of adult children, i.e., those with puerile mentality or juvenile disposition.
Justice is based on truth. Vengeance is anchored on anger. Justice is a matter of what is right or wrong. Vengeance is in the realm of revenge. Justice and vengeance cannot coexist in one and the same subject person, about one and the same issue. Blessed are the just! Dangerous are the vengeful!
The truth of the matter is that vengeance is injustice.
There is a whale of a difference between being just and being vindictive — between the prosecution of a perceived malefactor and the persecution of someone presumed innocent until proved guilty..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune