Justice in the World!

I believe that anyone would respond “yes” to the question – are you for justice in the world? This is, at least, my assumption as I write this article.  And I imagine there would be as many answers as there are people if I were to follow up with this second question – what do you propose to make the world more just?

If you’ve happened to follow me this far, or if you haven’t already put this piece of paper back down where you found it, and if you’ve asked yourself both of the aforementioned questions, tell me now – Do you practice justice in your own life? 

You must be thinking, “this guy sure asks a lot of questions.”  So to even things out a bit, I will say something about myself…

One day while taking a walk in the woods, I read a passage in the Bible that really spoke to me, and that I would now like to share with you:

“[W]hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Although the context of this passage deserves a more complete explanation, we will stop here for the moment.  That day, I understood that unless I began practicing justice in my own life, I could never expect to make the world more just.

Today, I want to encourage people to be just, and thus I hope to see more justice in the world.

Today, I want to encourage you.