The Gifts

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The gifts which derive from justice
are greater than those that
spring from charity.

source: Kahlil Gibran, Words of the Master
image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, Fall Blooms December 2016

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20 thoughts on “The Gifts

    • Charity: “the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need”
      Justice: “a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people”
      Using definitions as given on Google you can see the difference between the two.
      There is still a need for them both in our world today.
      Thank you so very much for your kind response Genie.

      • If you look up synonyms for justice, you will see that, there would be no need to charity if justice were to prevail.

      • With justice, comes charity, actually, with justice comes reparations and there is no need for charity then.
        I know many people suffering in Gaza, who want Justice, because the natural consequences of Justice, are human rights restored and the stolen land returned, the damaged and destroyed buildings and mosques, rebilut by the war criminals who have to pay for their war crimes.
        Germany has had to pay and continues to pay for war crimes committed, so it will be with Israel and America, Saudi Arabia, etc.

  1. Justice is integrity to me. Being honest, fair and balanced in our decisions could make us feel our togetherness better. I think the pillar of trust at many levels simply disappeared and people fall under pressure so easily…
    The change comes from within.

    Thank you, Eddie!

  2. Thank you Eddie, it is what I needed to read today when there is injustice all around and the tragedy of what is happening in Syria is weighing heavy on us all whether we know it or not.

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