Definition of Justice:
Just behavior or treatment.

of Justice:
Fairness, integrity, morality, trustworthiness, incorruptibility, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


Today I understand justice to be part of what I mean by spirituality: I need to be seen to walk as I talk! I am comfortable when I remain silent in the face of injustice.

As a recovering alcoholic, uncomfortability is dangerous because it can so easily lead to low self-esteem, anger, resentments and relapse. Today I know I can have a slip without taking a drink. I slip from where I want to be in my life. My personal integrity combines a justice that can be seen in my lifestyle. –Father Leo | More…


When we have to justify our actions, It may be that our actions are not just. ‘What goes around, comes around,’ is a saying often used to suggest that certain arrogant, unprincipled people will eventually receive their comeuppance.

It conveys the idea that there’s a hidden justice at work in human affairs that assures all injustice will eventually be punished. But if it works to punish, this hidden justice also rewards right actions, and this is more important in our working of the program.

If we act from good motives, we’ll always find that our work is rewarded in some way. No alcoholic who performs a service in the fellowship goes unrewarded.

Quite often the reward is simply a personal sense of well-being and growth in character, but these may be more important than money or recognition. Justice is one of the cardinal virtues–a Godlike attribute that human beings strive to understand.

Believing in justice is believing in the Hidden Power that orders justice in all things. –Walk In Dry Places | More…


I cannot hide my true spirit and intent from the Creator. He created a system of justice. This system of justice says we will get back whatever we plant. If I plant good then good returns – if we plant bad, then we will suffer the consequences. Whatever we think about another person, the same things are thought about us. Whatever we send out is sent back. Man cannot alter this system of justice. It doesn’t matter what we say or do. What really matters is what we really, really did. –Elders Meditations | More…

The Great Spirit created a system of balance and justice. This law says, if you treat others with respect, you will be treated with respect. If you gossip about no one, no one will gossip about you. If you are fair in all of your dealings, you can expect the same. If you share with others, others, will share with you. If you judge others, others will judge you. You will always get back what you give out. The original teaching talks about being a giving person. A giving person will constantly be on the receiving end. –Elders Meditations | More…


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