September 18, 2008

Social Justice: Taking a Stand for Others

Have you ever read a book by a favorite author and you find everytime you read it, the same sentence can have a whole new impact on you? This has been happening to me recently. Listen to this: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am all for helping those around you and those less fortunate. I have been trying to live like this for years now, sometimes with more success than others. Hate seeing others abused and taken advantage of, especially children, who are the most defenseless and powerless in our world.

Social justice is very important to the heart of God. Caring for the needs of others has always been a hallmark of a true Christ-follower. Serve, love, and support. Do what is right. The foundational core of social justice begins by defending the right of the unborn, the most defenseless humans of all. They have no voice, but we do. So do something; whatever you're lead to do. Use your voice to comfort, use your time to serve, use your prayers, use your vote- make a difference- but leave the violence and ugly words behind.

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