Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jim Wallis on Social Justice

I think you can click on the title of this blog to read the article. I'll just add this bit from Jim to Glenn Beck on the important issue of Social Justice as it relates to people of faith. Glenn was not interested in a dialogue...
and I wonder why?

"...You are vigorously in favor of the new law. But I would suggest that the solution to the 12 million undocumented workers now in this country isn’t demanding identity papers and threatening deportation, but working to change the conditions that lead people to come here without papers in the first place. Decades of neglect and irresponsibility by both parties -- liberals and conservatives -- have created this inhumane and complicated problem. We have had two invisible signs on our southern border: “No Trespassing” and “Help Wanted.” Those conflicting messages have ensnared many vulnerable and sometimes desperate people. And now we need to fix that broken immigration system that is grinding up vulnerable families..."

Jesus said to love one another. He said that was the second greatest command after loving the Lord God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind. As Christians each of us has to figure out how to best do that. I'm a fairly simple minded person. I think it means to be kind and to share. A children's song comes to mind, "Love, love, love makes people happy. Love, love, love makes people kind. Love makes people do the things they know they ought to do. Love is helping those who fall behind."

Yep, social justice makes good biblical sense to me.

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