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Conflict - War and Peace Justice For Christians justice means respecting the rights of other people and treating people equally

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Conflict - War and Peace Justice For Christians justice means respecting the rights of other people and treating people equally and humanly. The Catholic Catechism, PG 41, has its version of Justice, " Justice towards men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationship the harmony that promotes equality. The church's teaching on Justice is based on Jesus teaching and actions and also other writers in the New Testament. In the parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matthew 25:31-36) Jesus teaches us to help one another, to help the poor and treat them equally and when you are helping the poor you are helping him. ...read more.

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What Jesus is saying is that forgiveness is unlimited. In Matthew 18:10-14 Jesus teaches us about forgiveness. He emphasises his anxious care for a sinner who has got lost. He shows his arms are always open for forgiveness and he values each sinner. The same also applies to Luke 18:9-14. When the tax collector asks for pity Jesus tells him he will be great. What Jesus is saying is that no matter who you are, even if you are a tax collector Jesus treats you equally and he will forgive you. In Mark 2:15-17 Jesus is having a meal with Matthew the tax collector a lot of people ask him why? ...read more.

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In St Paul, Roman 12:17-21 Jesus tells us how we should teat people who persecute us. He tells us if someone does a wrong to us we must not return a wrong. We are also told to do everything possible to live in peace with everyone. We should also conquer evil with good. Matthew 5:23-24 says, "Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift". This quotes shows us that Jesus feels strongly about reconciliation. He would rather we went and reconciled with our brother than offer a gift at the altar. Words: 606 ...read more.

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