You know what I have trouble with?
Those moments in life when,
both big and small injustices take place.
It is mind boggling that there are people in our world who
truly do not care about other people at all.
It goes far beyond being inconsiderate.
It’s about self-preservation over anyone else’s needs.
These injustices are fueled by greed.
These injustices are fueled by selfishness, power, anger, covetousness…Sometimes I get so angry at these injustices…
If I were truly honest
I get more angry at the people who perpetrate these injustices.
much so that I want to exact my own kind of justice.
So much so that I sometimes imagine watching them regret their decisions
fighting fire with fire
a tooth for a tooth.
Sometimes, in my mind
I take on this role of judge, jury and executioner.
sometimes, I let this fantasy taint how I see other people…
And within that lens
I am better than them.
I am the pious one.
I am the perfect one.
Then I realize that I am a
So busy looking for
the flaws in others
that I have neglected
to look at my own Heart.
How dare I do such a thing…and yet it’s done every day.
Am I the only one in this —-
Am I the only one?
I don’t think so.
Are there injustices in this world? Should we fight against these?
but then I am reminded of another verse:
And I am reminded how lost some people are.
I am reminded that despite our hopeless situations
Christ STILL died for us.
Despite our evil ways.
Despite our ignorance and selfishness
He still died for us.
Then another thing strikes me
like being struck across the face.
I. am. not. the judge.
I am. not. the. one. who. exacts. ultimate. justices.
Can I fight against injustices in this world?
But first…I must contend with my own heart.
But first…I must pluck out the board in my own eye.
But first…I must practice sacrificial, Christ-like love for my enemies.
It is here at this cross roads that I continue my journey…
How about you?
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