Young people have a strong radar for ‘what is fair’. Learning to be just involves being able to discern what is good for people in a myriad of contexts. It requires careful thought and weighing up. Compassion and empathy are keys to living justly, as we place the good of others at the centre of our thinking. It requires the ability to turn things around, to look from different perspectives and to consider the greater good. As we act justly, the dignity of people is always preserved.
In response to God’s love and grace, where nothing we do puts us outside of His love, we are encouraged to act in grace and love towards others. Through acting justly, we hope that people grow and relationships are enhanced.