Sunday, June 25, 2017
Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 302.
(Youcat answer) One acts justly by always making sure to give to God and to one’s neighbor what is due to them.
A deepening through CCC
(CCC 1807 a) Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the "virtue of religion." Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity with regard to persons and to the common good.
Reflecting and meditating
(Youcat comment) The guiding principle of justice is: “To each his due”. A child with a disability and a highly gifted child must be encouraged in different ways so that each may fulfill his potential. Justice is concerned with equity and longs to see people get that to which they are entitled. We must allow justice to govern our relations with God also and give him what is his: our love and worship.
(CCC 1807 b) The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual bright thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor. "You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor" (Lev 19:15). "Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven" (Col 4:1). (CCC 1836) Justice consists in the firm and constant will to give God and neighbor their due.