He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Our family has been moved by issues of justice for many years. Nita and I were deeply moved by the plight of at-risk children when we first learned of modern day injustice, particularly against children as child soldiers, victims of slavery, victims of sexual abuse, and other atrocities.
In a blog post, Nita describes our perspective.
“Doing Justice” isn’t always easy to pin down. Especially when injustice is so prevalent, we don’t even see it.
I grew up in a third-world country, and wasn’t even aware of the tremendous privilege I enjoyed, and the injustice that led to suffering of those I saw every day, and overlooked.
What scares me most, is that I think it’s still true today. In a first-world country, where I live now, I’m afraid I’m still surrounded by injustice that is screaming at me, if I would only remove the shades of the familiar from protecting my eyes.
How can I “Do Justice” today? (Ignoring the dogma and paralyzing sophistication on every side to the best of my ability)