And yet we know we cannot as Christians, or just as well-intentioned human beings, deny its claims upon us. Biblical Christianity is rooted in justice; the whole concept of righteousness, right relationship, begins with justice, with equal rights, opening out into an explosion of generosity, of bias to those whom the scales are weighted against, of salvific liberation. Without the starting point of justice as the basis for right relationship, the incarnation, the good news of Jesus Christ, is meaningless.

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