How have I applied this in my life? Injustice grieves me deeply. This is why I have a passion for the law, and specifically criminal defense. My calling is to help bring justice to the accused.
As for exchanging my comfort zone for my calling...I am quitting my job to go to Law School this Fall. I am most definitely going to be out of my comfort zone and the next three years will be like Hell. But as Furtick said, "If you're going through Hell, don't stop cause it only means you must be close to what God has for you on the other side."
I can't even imagine the grief of the families of the victims and the wave of emotions hitting them in this time. I am sure it would be overwhelming to think that this man should go to prison for the rest of his life or he should face the death penalty, but I also want any conviction this man receives to be upheld by appeals courts. In my opinion, a quick conviction is worth nothing if it's just going to be overturned. I would rather sacrifice the time and effort now (even though it can seem like a slow and neverending process) to be sure things are done right with the investigation and prosecution. Not only to avoid problems in appeals courts, but also to ensure that the process runs correctly in ALL cases.
All that being said, I am fully aware that the justice system doesn't always seem to end in justice...even when things run as they should. In those situations, we can stand boldly in our faith that God will "not acquit the guilty" (Ephesians 23:7) even if the world does. I am fully aware that my view is the minority view in this matter, and I do not expect to change anyone's opinion. My only goal with this blog is to explain my passion for justice...and maybe, just maybe, you won't hate defense attorneys quite so much after hearing my explanation (or at least won't hate me as much when I finally get to be one).
Heavenly Father, my heart breaks for the grieving families in Colorado. I pray that you will surround them with Your love and comfort. Lord, I pray that you will walk with the medical staff who continue to work with more victims, the police conducting the investigation, the prosecutors as they build their case against the accused, and the Judge as he (or she) moves this case along in the judicial system. Father, I pray that the families of the victims find a peace that only You can provide and that you give them patience with the judicial system so that justice can be done. AMEN!