So instead I will share the parable that inspired it. Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll recreate how it helped me sort out some thoughts about Firefly's adoption. I heard it from someone who heard it from someone who read a version of it in a piece by Brian McLaren.
There once was a wide, rushing river with steep banks. Sometimes there would be people floating down the river who were unable to get out on their own. The folks who lived by the river noticed the people floating by and one day decided to form a human chain to pull them from the water. For every person they pulled out, two others floated down and so they rescued them, too. Eventually more river-dwelling folks came down to the water to help, setting up shelters and bringing food and dry clothing.
All the while more and more people kept floating by in the river. Those on the banks rescued those they could reach and mourned those they couldn't. But in all that time no one ever thought to go upstream to find out why those people were falling into the river in the first place.
That is the difference between compassion and justice.