Where Is True Justice?
I have learned that justice can be found in the heart, through compassion. But before I learned this, and for most of my life, I’d been 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 come to believe that there is no justice without compassion; we may even be guilty of injustice and neglect of suffering that we blindly leave unattended until we wake up and become aware. We are only as big or as small as we open ourselves up to be. When we ask, we become able to see as God sees. This allows us to know where to focus our attention on 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. How many of us have blindly helped someone we thought was in need but really wasn’t, while leaving someone wanting who truly was without some material comfort or support that we easily could have provided? Trying to use our own judgment without God’s help in such cases can keep us from being able to discern who truly needs us. But if we pray to be able to use God’s ears, eyes, and heart to know the truth, there will not be as many suffering people left unattended in this world because we will become the vessels for God to use to intervene. God would work through us and help us assist those who truly deserve and need it, which is far better than trying to figure it out on our own. Only by bringing these matters to the heart of God are we able to find true justice for all.
Catherine Nagle ~ Imprinted Wisdom
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children