Well, I'm all immersed in preparing for a trial. They come along so infrequently that they tend up to take up my whole life for a couple of weeks. So all I've got floating around in my head right now are social-justice type issues...
Like the mentally ill guy who got sentenced to 40 years to life for murdering someone. How can we treat someone who cannot choose between right and wrong or cannot control his actions the same way we treat criminals? What will his life be like in prison, where he'll be with people who will not respect his human dignity and who will likely prey on his vulnerabilities? Heartbreaking.
Or how in the world can I participate in a system that dehumanizes people the minute they're accused of a crime? How can I watch another person being treated without dignity in a way that doesn't even begin to bring healing and restoration into the midst of everyone's pain?
Some days, it's really hard to figure out what being a believer, a person of faith, a person whose primary allegiance is to the Kingdom of God, looks like in this place. What is my responsibility to the mentally ill criminals in my community? Is what I'm doing as an attorney contributing to injustice or fighting it? What would God have me do, right now, today?
Just taking it one day at a time and praying that God's Kingdom would come and his will would be done here.