To see that divine justice is always present

A blindfolded statue of justice may symbolize fairness under the law. But real justice demands vision—an ability to see past competing pressures and legal complexities to equitable solutions. This kind of vision comes with prayer, as Dr. Felisa Delia Mignone has learned from her career in the law and in government in Argentina. Dr. Mignone recently returned to private law practice after thirteen years of service in the government of Argentina, including posts in the executive office. Here she explores some of the ways in which prayer has brought to light a higher sense of justice.

Legal decisions are usually based on tangible evidence. Why do you feel prayer can have an effect in legal disputes? I have a wonderful memory of my first case. When I got my degree as a lawyer, a friend of mine introduced to me a young man who had bought a lot in one of the subdivisions on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where people belonging to more humble districts could buy a piece of property. Unfortunately, the companies selling the land are often unscrupulous. They parcel out lots and sell them, offering easy terms so the people can build their own houses. But the companies take advantage of many people's ignorance and of their need to have a home.

Where can we look for direction?
July 29, 1991

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