Contribution to Improvement of the Society
There are too many crimes in this world. But justice should be maintained. However, it does not necessarily mean punish criminals.
Everyone lives in an given environment. Through bidirectional relationship between his mind and the environment, his response is shaped. There are so many factors in the environment that work on his mind that has also various conditions. If there are strong discrepancies between factors around him and his mind state, acute stress will apply to his mind. And, if he cannot solve the difficult state in an ordinary and lawful manner, he might resort to illegal, sinful, or criminal measures.
This can happen to anyone. If anyone faces a situation that is beyond his capacity to handle it, he might act in an abnormal or criminal way. It looks like a matter of relativity.
No matter how evil a man is, still he lives through relationship with an environment that surrounds him. His evil act is a product of the relationship. If his inner ungodliness accounts for 99% of responsibility, there is still 1% of responsibility on the environment.
Therefore, we have to contribute to improvement of ethics in the society while keeping ourselves off the dark domain of humanity rooted to human desires, in order to reduce crimes. In other words, making no efforts to improve the society is a grave sin or crime if one superficially behaves well observing sternly laws and regulation.
You may say that you don't do anything wrong, but it is not enough. You may as well say that you are actively contributing to improvement of the society though you might sometimes do something wrong, if minor.
Christ Jesus did not live as a man whose mind was simply righteous but as a man who was contributing to improvement of the society.
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Mat 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.