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At many occasions we find ourselves complaining of being treated unfairly. Kind of makes me wonder if there is anything on this planet that’s fair? Yeah that’s what I thought. I asked a couple of people if they would tell a friend that he or she was being nosy. Some said they would boldly tell that person. Others would let it go even if they are uncomfortable. To others they would ignore the person. Well you see neither of the answers is fair because when I asked them how they would feel if they were told so, all of them said they would feel bad and sad. Is it fair?

Let’s go back to how humans are structured, when I feel sad about it raining on me, someone else is rejoicing that it rained immediately they stepped into the shade. 150 People set out to apply for jobs and you pray to God that you get the place, that you are the best person for the job,  but how about the 149 other people applying for the same spot?  The churches lately are many and that is a good thing, the issue is, why is there competition of who has a bigger crowd? Is it not the same gospel being preached? Would it be fair to church (A) that a pastor of church (B) is spreading rumors about the leadership in church (A), and this does not exclude other institutions and organisations in competition.

See here’s the point I am trying to make sense of: Is there any possibility that it’s because of our nature, our humanity that nothing is fair at all? Why do we place all our energy in the law, determining who gets to be behind bars and who doesn’t. Who gets to live and who gets to die. Since when do we get to play God and judge? Humans always want answers, but what if not all questions have answers right now? Are we going to believe in the theories that have explained different phenomenon but still have loopholes?

Everyone expects to be treated fairly. When something is not fair it is most likely to be viewed as naturally wrong or even evil. People have gone from a culture and society that is built on an idea of equal chances and opportunity into a culture that expects equal outcome. We live in a dimension that demands fairness at all times and in all respects. Look at the feminism theorists they believe female gender deserves equal right with the male. They assume that there is nothing a man can do a woman cannot do.

According to the Ugandan constitution, “ -No person shall be deprived of life intentionally, except in execution of a sentence passed in a fair trial by a court of competent jurisdiction in respect of a criminal offence under the laws of Uganda and the conviction and sentence have been confirmed by the highest appellate court”. Perhaps everywhere else the world alludes to the same sense in the above statement. How fair is a murderer walking freely just because evidence was not proved beyond reasonable doubt? And in any case how fair is judgment? Should we let the wrong doers go away with evil cases? After all we are not the judges of life.

Life is not always fair.  Ecclesiastes 9:11, TLB. "Again I looked throughout the earth and saw that the swiftest person does not always win the race, nor the strongest man the battle, and that wise men are often poor, and skillful men are not necessarily famous." God is not calling for equal treatment, but merely that we would follow the Golden rule to do unto others as we would have them do unto us.  God does not seek to be fair. 

For instance, Jesus treated different groups of people differently in terms of access to him during his time here on earth. He reminds us that he gives us all the same grace regardless of merit, effort and time.  The fact is that we have done nothing to merit the grace of God given to us in the redemption of our souls through the death and resurrection of Christ, and if God were interested in being fair, we would all be condemned rather than redeemed through Christ.