There are black & white people, there are gray people.
Ideologically I mean.
When it comes to justice, we tend to fall into two camps with the third option of rose-colored glasses (that being our perspective towards ourselves or those we worship).
You grow up black and white and think that's how it is ... then life gives you a squeeze and we have to reevaluate.
You grow up open-minded and gray ... then Koney goes viral and perversion fills the newspaper and our internal sense of justice flares with grief and rage.
So who's right anyway?
How about no one?
I'm not saying there aren't times where a person's motives are anything less than crystal clear profane or even genuinely selfless ... but what about all the other times ... that fill up 99.99% of human interaction?
I think it's very hard to sift motives.
So much of what underpins us as humans is our own need for safety and comfort or fear of the lack thereof.
How many times have I gotten nervous and abandoned all sense of logic in my attempt to make things right?
Fear of rejection, fear of failure ...
Addiction to others' approval and fixing it one last time so "it's just that perfect."
Do we really need it to be perfect or are we trying to live up to some unreal interior design idea we got stuck in our head from a magazine?
Are we listening to speak or listening to feel? Are we feeling to take action or just letting the weight of others make us feel useful and burdened all at the same time?
What is even the point of trying to do good if we just end up so "human" all the time?
God never said Job was perfect, He said he was blameless.
What does it take to live blameless?
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.