The release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is a triumph for the idea of Justice with Compassion.
It is precisely because he showed no compassion to those he killed, that this decision is so right.
It shows that the Scottish Government and legal system understand and seek to enact compassion and mercy where it is so lacking in those convicted of crimes.
This has to be the hallmark of good governance; of a society that all of us should be free to enjoy.
As a wise person once said:
'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - very soon we will all be blind and toothless'
May truth, justice and mercy be the basis of our lives.