The image we have of a “just judge” is likely not a lively and happy one, whether we’re talking of God or an earthly judge.  Scowling, considering, and starring – the just judge looks through our excuses and sees the crud we’re trying to hide, right?  Justice isn’t fluffy like love.  It strips down the nuance of the treebark to see the plain facts – is the tree rotten or not?  With such a job and dedication to facts, how could justice be viewed with anything close to a smile?  The just judge must be an unhappy man.  Right?
Justice boiled

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