The Unscrupulous Judge

“There was a judge in one town that didn't fear God or respect man. And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he was unwilling; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I don't fear God or respect man, yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.’ ”


After narrating this parable, Jesus gives the audience the following explanation:

“Listen to what the unjust judge says. Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay to help them?”

(Luke 18:6-7)

The parable together with the explanation Jesus gave in sequence shows the abysmal difference between human justice and Divine Justice.

Men practice their justice arbitrarily, whenever they want and in the way they want. This is the reason human justice is full of flaws and embedded in arbitrary acts. However Judges who put aside humanitarian sense in the illusion that by so doing they comply with their duties, it would be better for them if they had never been born…

Divine Justice is completely different; it is inexorable and immutable. It never fails even if not recognized as such by humankind at the appropriate time, it takes effect. It never fails because it is woven into the effects of the automatic working of the perfect laws of Creation. Those laws ultimately target the human spirit and consequently reach the respective person regardless in which place, epoch, or body it is found. Divine Justice is not limited by time and space.

To human beings Divine Justice can sometimes appear as a slow process because they take into account only the space and time of one terrestrial life. However the execution is done inexorably in the closing of the cycle of reciprocity; “The Lord is slow to anger but great in power, and the Lord by no means clears the guilty” (Nahum 1-3)

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