Justice, in the ego’s world, is the measure of appropriate payment due to atone for a “wrong.” It is the means we use to justify revenge and deflect our personal guilt. We believe punishment is needed to deter someone from behaving badly, but just the opposite is true. Bad behavior results from feeling badly about yourself, and punishment is no deterrent because it is what we expect and want as a result of that feeling. No one who feels good about their self acts in a way harmful to others. The next time you are tempted to condemn someone for doing something wrong, ask the God Self what you can do to help them feel better about who they are. Then notice how much better you feel about who you are. Remember, the justice you dispense for others is what you give yourself.