IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING
Today’s Chapel service was entitle Justice or #Peacemaking 201. Rev Susan asked us to consider the desired outcome of justice. Was it punishment (retributive justice) or transformation (restorative justice)? Jesus’ life and teaching embody the latter: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’. Susan reminded the girls that there was a strong restorative side to justice at St Anne’s, which by its very nature was not always immediately apparent. We sang ‘Amazing Grace’ after which Rev pointed out how the author, John Newton, as a reformed slaver had experienced God’s restorative justice.