Innocent until proven ….
Acts 25:16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had an opportunity to defend himself against their charges.”
Two thousand years ago, Roman custom said there are 2 sides to every story.
But the other side of the story takes time to listen to; it also seems pointless because our mind is made up; it would also suggest that the ‘perfect’ and ‘just’ side may not be completely correct.
Two thousand years later we still don’t like the Roman custom, other than we are a defendant.
Those who are ‘right’ are wanting a quick trial, outcome, sentence, decision and victory.
Sometimes truth is not the goal, being ‘right’ is.
May the Church return to the Roman custom.