Does the application of the law ever really teach anyone anything valuable or does it just complicate the mess we find ourselves in? What do you do when you see someone using law and accompanying punishment on some else in order to teach them a lesson when the one doing the punishing is guilty of the same offenses or similar things or maybe even worse? If we want to be people of the law doesn't the law in order to work as the law was intended to be practiced (fairly) have to be applied to everyone equally? How often do you see the law applied equally? How often do you see an accuser, someone who has been wronged and is now seeking to see the offender punished or held accountable, step back and say..."Let's start all over because as I was looking to hold you accountable for your offense my offenses just past before my eyes"?
Is this paradigm ever workable without it making us hypocrites and at the same time just complicating the existing problem?
If it is the higher law of LOVE that is guiding us, how can law be a part of that? Love by nature violates no one....when law seems to by nature make us violators.