How Long Must We Wait For Justice?
St. John 13:34-35
Executives make fast decisions. Companies launch and revise products fast. Stock prices rise and fall fast, and customers expect fast answers to their questions. But when it comes to us making fast decisions that relate to our well being or making a difference in the lives of others or in our communities, many of us still spend an awful lot of our time waiting.
We have family members and neighbors who have never heard Jesus explained nor seen Him lived out in a real sense. People we know die every day and go to hell because we were too embarrassed or afraid of losing their friendship or their respect. We'd rather have them lose their soul. If we are as concern as we say we are, then what are we waiting for?
The hour is late and time is constantly passing us by as our society and world spins out of control. Some of us live a comfortable and uninterrupted life mostly off the backs and sweat of others. Yet the persecution, dehumanization, suffering, and the death of our brothers and sisters still continues in places like our own home town of Monroe and other cities around this nation and the world. How long will we be enslaved before we finally obey the commandments of God? The people who argue for waiting because they cannot reason through something which is very clear, remind us of a real the situation in our world where the problems are real.
How Long Must We Wait for a cure for aids, a solution to poverty, racism, social injustices, an end to the war in Afghanistan, and the genocide in Darfur? How many more communities must decay, and how many more must die before we come to the reality that we are wasting away, losing our self, and our children? How long must we put our faith in the wrong individuals? Such as crooked politicians, immoral preachers, unresponsive civic leaders, unethical lawyers, corrupt law enforcement officials, and others who control the destiny of people. Wrong is wrong, no matter who the perpetrators. How many more must suffer or die unjustly before someone steps forward and say enough is enough?
We have waited long enough for others to solve our problems but itís seems the longer we wait the worse off we become. Through the miracle of unity comes Love, and Love is the foundation of true Christianity. This is the only way that we can redeem ourselves and make our world livable for all of mankind. If we allow Christ to live in our hearts, we can love and began to solve some of the serious problems that face our society today.
Furthermore the false reasoning of anyone, which would suggest to us that we must not obey God, must clearly be rejected. God has commanded it and He knows what He is doing. St. John 13:34-35, Jesus says ďA new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have Love one to another.Ē
We must do what we can to see that this commandment of God is obeyed before it is too late. Thank God for those who walk with Jesus and who care enough not to wait, but takes action against social, political and economic injustices to make the world a better place for all of mankind.
We must never give up from preaching hope, peace, and promoting love. So, let each of us do our part to be on Godís side and wins this great victory for God over forces of Satan and his followers.