Justice is that virtue that gives every one his due. -- St. Augustine.
“Where Is True Justice?"
I have learned that justice can be found in the heart, through compassion. Most of my life I spent asking God where the justice was in the world. I questioned this not only in my immediate family, but also in close relatives and friends. I’ve also come to believe that there is no justice without compassion. We ourselves may even be guilty of injustices, neglects, and sufferings that we blindingly leave unattended until we wake up and become aware. We are only as big or small as we open ourselves to be. When we ask for it, we do see as God sees, and this allows us to see where to give our attention to what is truly needed. God can reach everyone, so we must only open ourselves and ask Him the question, where do we begin?
Awareness is important. For how many of us have blindly aided another who we thought was in need but wasn’t, while leaving someone who truly was without some comfort or support that we could have provided? Trying to use our own judgment in such cases without God’s help can keep us from being able to discern who truly needs our help. But if we prayed to be able to use God’s ears, eyes, and heart to know the truth, I don’t think there would be as many suffering people left unattended, as we would be the vessels for God to intervene. He would work through us and help us assist those who truly deserve and need it, rather than trying to figure it out on our own. Only by bringing these matters to the heart of God is how we come to find the true justice for all!
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children