Monday, March 4, 2013

Justice: Is It Even Worth It?

Have ever looked around the world and wondered what difference you could make among pain and tragedy?  Have you ever thought with so much need, what ever is done really won't count for anything?  Have you ever wondered if fighting for justice is truly worth it?  

This short 2 minute video called "Is Justice Worth It?" will sum it up for you.  I encourage you to watch this and be impacted as I was. (It is point on to my thoughts and feelings.)

The suffering, the neglected, the orphans, the widows are not options to perform charity or well meaning deeds.

They are not anonymous.
They are not invisible.
They are not simple statistics in a world system. 

 They are individuals that have a destiny, purpose and God given make up.  

They are people in whom God loves.

Jesus does not ask us to care for them, He demands it.  Although in most cases you do not see quick and easy results, pursuing justice is a requirement.  Among the destitute, lifetime commitments are often needed to bring relief.  But it is in defending the cause of the poor and needy that we know God and Jesus calls it good. It is valuing the life of another, loving your neighbor as yourself and responding in that manner.

Because let's be honest- if you were the suffering one, you would hope (and desperately want) someone to fight for you.

So, the question "is it worth it?"- is not even worth entertaining or debating.

We are talking about people.  And you cannot put a price tag on people, when they were already bought with a price.

When I am asked "how do you do what you do among suffering?"  I answer with a simple question- "How can I not?"

Justice is absolutely-without question-entirely worth it.

Because you never stop fighting for your own.

"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so it went well.  Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 22:16

He has shown you, O man, what is good: And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

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