As a human rights lawyer, I always wanted bad guys to be punished. I believe in justice and my blood boils when bad guys get away.
This is how I’ve lived my life – easily angered by anyone who I see as wronging me. This led to difficult relationships with my family and friends. But everything changed when I understood how Jesus got justice and mercy to merge on the cross. I understood that Jesus took the just punishment the bad guys deserved on Himself, so God could love and forgive them. Legally, justice needs to be done. But in Jesus, God has mercy even for the worst offenders. And then, I realized I need Jesus as much as any of the bad guys.