Recently I sent out an tweet and Facebook message asking for some response to the October Justice Awareness month where we went through the Steps Of Justice Prayer & Action guide together. I had a few different responses, but this one from my friend Isabelle blew me away. With her permission I am attaching it below.
Just wanted to share with you about the month of steps of Justice. every (well, almost every) night before dinner, I’d read the page of the day with the kids (I would paraphrase) and then we prayed for the people in need. You can’t believe how the children’s eyes were opened to the needs of the world. They saw the pictures in the booklet and we talked a lot about poverty and how we can help. My kids are more eager to give to our church now! Thanks for giving me a tool to help them grow !”
I am honored and blown away by this comment. Gary Haugen with IJM talks in the movie Call + Response about our response to injustice. He says that “we go from ignorance to paralyses and from paralyses to dispair.” The idea behind Steps Of Justice is to take people from ignorance to horror and from horror to hope. Jesus has called us as followers of Him to “do justice.” We believe that if God has asked us to do justice then He will provide a way for us.
Please don’t stop, continue to “do justice” daily. Weather it be sending money, reading books, researching video’s, engaging with the news or bringing awareness lets make it a daily part of our lives along with being a good parent, caring for our bodies, loving those around us, etc.
Thanks again for those of you who followed along with us. Stay tuned for more action and projects with Steps Of Justice coming in December. Also, please push our twitter page so we can get others doing justice with us.