Compassion and Justice

But Phinehas stood up and intervened,
and the plague was checked.
This was credited to him as righteousness
for endless generations to come.
Psalms 106:30-31

Many times, apathy and selfishness paralyze our actions. Like the priest and the Levite in the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan , we hurriedly pass by on the other side when we see, lying in the road, the battered body of man from Jerusalem who was assaulted and beaten by thieves. We can not remain indifferent to the various evils that are practiced in the world. Our society is being attacked with fury and from every angle by the forces of evil and we need to raise our voice against those acts against life, family and our beliefs. Every day that goes by the activism of groups opposed to Christianity becomes more violent and uncompromising. As children of God, it is natural and normal to receive certain targeted attacks by we know who. But that does not mean we keep quiet about the proliferation of injustice. Our commitment is to tell the truth, tactfully, but always the truth.

There is no need to walk the road from Jerusalem to Jericho to find our neighbor. Everywhere we encounter the sad reality of suffering and neglect. Unfortunately, that is the nature of the world where we live. Our response should be to act with the love that the Holy Spirit has poured into our hearts and lend a hand to those who have been hit by adversity, and perhaps are suffering the consequences of their mistakes. Without being judgemental let us prepare to render such assistance as is required of us so we can imitate the example of compassion and love that our Lord Jesus Christ gave us. Our actions in this regard will be considered by God as an act of justice. To God alone be the glory!


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