“When Injustice is Great All Men Must Shoulder a Portion of Dishonor.”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Reflections | No Comments


“When Injustice is great all men must shoulder a portion of dishonor.” ~Stephen Lawhead

For much of my life I have been blissfully ignorant of many of the travesties of justice that go on each day throughout the world. Honestly, on any given week I am more likely to be upset about a call against the New York Giants in a football game then about some of things going on in our world.

Lately that has begun to change. As I have become more aware of what is going on in our world I can’t sit back and just think, “Well someone else will deal with that.” As God has brought things across my path I realize that I need to act and be part of the solution to restore Justice.

In Proverbs 14:24 it says, “If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?”

Each one of us will stand before God and be held accountable for our INACTIONS as well as our actions some day. I don’t say that as a threat or to guilt you into something but hopefully as a further encouragement to live lives that are focused on eternity and not on this world.

I read the Lawhead quote above and was challenged by it. I think it moves me to fight against the injustice going on in the world today to think about shouldering a portion of the dishonor that injustice and dishonorable people bring to our world today. May it challenge you to fight injustice as well.

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