I don’t recall when I understood what the word justice meant. My first recollection of the word was in the U.S. pledge of alliance to the flag. “And justice for all”. But, is this so?
I thought the word meant punishment or play back from wrong doing. But, as I’m growing in years, I’ve been discovering that justice means more than that. It’s making things right in a world gone wrong.
There’s so much in the world that’s not wrong. How can we make a difference with those things that we see that are not right? We can’t solve all the wrongness that comes in life. But, we can do what we can to make things a little better for others.
There are the homeless and people who lack things in life because of situations. The wrong that’s in the wrong needs to be restored. As humanity, we should tend to what to be a helping hand to those who lack. It’s not a hand out to get things for free. But, an act of love for those who are in need.
The world is full of hopeless situations. There are people who are hungry. There are children who are orphans. There are homeless people. And the list goes on. How can justice be in these situations? They need mercy.
What can we do? We can donate and give of our time to help the cause for hungry in our community. We can help service food in food kitchens. Serve in shelters were food are boxed for people. The list goes on and on.
We all can do something to help others receive justice. Some can’t service in food kitchens or help box food for those in need. But, we all can do something. We need to have a heart to do so.
May the LORD lay things on our hearts to help bring justice to those in need. May we do good to others not only in thoughts but in deeds. May God make what is wrong right in His sight. Amen.
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