Bethany Hoang discusses her book Deepening the Soul for Justice (IVP, 2013) with TWI's Missio. "To wade into the pain, the sadness, the darkness of just how wrong things can be is to bring something into your own life that can be utterly crushing. But the Scriptures teach us that it isn’t meant to be a crushing load. It’s a load that Jesus carries. So for us to move into the crushing reality of injustice with hope, with joy, and with strength only happens when we are entering it with Jesus. And we can only enter with Jesus when we have opened ourselves to his presence and to what he has to give us. That’s what the disciplines do."
Hannah Andret famously said “the Nazi crimes … explode the limits of the law.” There are crimes that are too large, too inhuman, too evil for them to be understood within the human idea of “the law.” The crimes are so horrific that any punishment or recompense seems inadequate, paltry. Justice covers her eyes not because she...