The term “justice” or “social justice” has become quite the buzz word over the past few years. There are shirts, hoodies, stickers, bags, hats and more. Caring about others has become cool. When the stars are doing it, the average man will follow at some point.
But why? Why the sudden urge to help, to care, to give? Why buy a more expensive product just because I know where its made? Why?
The answer is simple. God. God, our heavenly father and Creator created us in his image. And in that image comes his commitment to justice. Listen to Proverbs 11:1, “The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.” The Lord hates when people are treated injustly and delights when people are honest and fair. Social justice is nothing new. Its been around since creation. It’s all through the Old and New Testaments. We see it in the life of Jesus and through modern saints like William Wilberforce and Chuck Colson.
So, the next time you see a “social justice” project or t-shirt or have it come up in conversation, you can input these two cents.
BTW, check out our project to help children suffering from sex slavery at World Causes.