Whether we can admit it or not, we want people to get what they deserve. “You do this, so you get that. You didn’t do this, so you don’t get that.” We aren’t so justice-minded when it comes to ourselves, however. We like to be on the receiving end of mercy. But when it comes to others, we want to make sure justice prevails. This kind of thinking is bad enough on its own, but it’s far worse when it creeps into our theology and our faith. Why? Because grace isn’t fair. The gospel isn’t fair. At least not in the way we define fairness. Just look at the story of Zacchaeus.