Scripture gives us valuable direction on the importance of the work that we do.
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. “ – Isaiah 1:17
“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. “ – Proverbs 31:9
“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.” – Psalm 82:3
We must know that the road to social justice is often rocky, coupled with bumps, holes, and danger. Therefore, we must infuse compassion, peace, understanding and respect into the shock absorbers of our hearts and minds to be able to navigate the dangerous terrain that we will encounter. Although this road may seem bleak at times and void of hopeful light, it is still a road that must be navigated if change is ever going to come.
Just remember that light shines the brightest in darkness.
Here’s to the light givers!
Encouraged to shine!
– Elder Douglas King (Seeker of Light)