Justice. Fair treatment. Actions and consequences. Whatever name we give it, we have daily opportunities to act, speak, and treat others justly. Just ask three New York college students who bought a $20 couch from a thrift store. They liked the couch, but they noticed it was unusually lumpy. After investigating the cushions, the roommates discovered envelopes of money, amounting to over $40,000 in cash, had been stashed inside the lining. But that wasn’t all they found—one slip of paper came with a name on it.
“After debating what to do, the roommates decided they had to at least try to return the thrift-store jackpot.”
The couch belonged to a 91-year-old widow—the money had been her life savings. She’d recently broken her hip and her children donated the couch while she was in the hospital.
- What would you have done?
- What was the just thing to do?
- How does the administration of justice offer freedom?
Read the full story here: New Paltz Students Find $40K in a Couch
We want to hear from you! How will you explore the topic of God’s justice with the college students in your group?