Headsman, injection, passing out, going deeper, dead. Is retribution justice?
Harm done, undone? Harm remains, repented for?
Repentance, Retribution, Justice. Nothing without forgiveness.
Forgiveness is execution of self. Letting go the lottery ticket that entitles the winner the right to hate.(more)
Hate justified by impossible grief from loss. Strong ego. I, me, my! mine! mine! mine!
Letting go of hate an injustice to those lost? Ego rebels. NO! I, me, my!
Hate goes on. Loss goes on. Lost do not return.
Only life fails to go on. Only life is temporary.
Forgiveness does not go on. Hate goes on.
Forgiveness is impossible. Hate is automatic.
Forgiveness like life must be worked at, must be sculpted from steel by slow rubbing with smooth cloth. Must be gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over, gone over...
Hate is like breathing. Inhale, hate is easy. Exhale, hate is right. Inhale, hate is justice. Exhale, hate is necessary.
Retribution is artificial. Torture is artificial. Captivity is artificial. The lost are lost. What's left is to move on. Hate does not move on. Forgiveness only moves on.
To move on an injustice to the lost? A rude goodbye. An abandonment of their right to be justified against their rapist or murderer.
Hate the only just response. Forgiveness allows injustice?
Ego says so. Ego says I, me, my!
Rapist or murderer cannot be released. Why keep them alive? Every breath they breathe is an insult to their victims. Much less to feed them, clothe them, give them a bed and access to even meagre entertainment.
Paying for the living of a killer. Offering dignity to a person who stole the dignity from others.
Some of those convicted are later proven innocent.