Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica, from the book 'Our Thoughts Determine our Lives'....
'I often find that I want to defend justice, but always seem to end up having injustice done to me...We can defend justice, but will justice be done? The Lord knows why He has permitted injustice to happen. We will not prevent injustice by our words. With words we can only offend someone and make him hurt the person even more. We think we are defending someone, but we are, in fact, only making matters worse.
If a person is in the power of the spirits of evil, such a person breeds evil. Are we going to prevent this with our words? Quite the contrary. Even if we say something while trying to defend someone from injustice, we are not doing that person a favor. The best we can do is turn to the One Who alone gives justice.
Once, at a certain gathering of Christians where there were representatives of many religious groups present, there was a Chinese man participating in one of the meetings. Every representative presented his arguments and beliefs, but the Chinese man just sat there without saying a word. When the meeting was over, they asked him, "Why didn't you give a suggestion or argument in favor or against some of the other suggestions? Why didn't you at least say something? And he answered: "I was praying to God all the time. I was asking Him to solve the problem Himself in the best possible manner. I was praying to arrive at one decision, a decision that would benefit everyone."
Now this is how one should defend justice. NOT with words--words will only irritate someone and cause him to hurt others even more. We must turn to the Almighty, to Him Who is Master of all minds and hearts, and everything will be well."
May our Lord God have mercy on us all!