The speed of modern communication puts the most grisly acts of inhumanity on our breakfast table, each day, along side the Weetabix! It seems that we cannot move without some injustice happening in the World and a blow by blow account readily available.
We work so hard, particularly with our youngsters in school, to make justice, in its many forms, the priority for them, in their relationships in and out of schools. Its the adults who show such poor example. Wouldn’t you just want to shake them by the scruff of the neck!
But its not all doom and gloom. We still have “Children in Need” and what a fabulous example these roll model performers offer to our children. Their enthusiasm for the deprived child is a powerful witness and year on year, so many are moved by celebrities to do something themselves, to raise money for the charity, so that the millions donated goes up and up annually.
Christ’s Kingdom is one of truth and life, holiness and grace, justice, love and peace. Ours is the challenge to make that Kingdom available to all. It won’t happen overnight, but with enough commitment, ordinary people can make it happen.
There will always be those out there who abuse for their own advantage, who treat others with contempt and for whom Natural Justice is a toy to play with. But the goodness of God will always prevail, and Christ’s Kingdom is being established by those willing to put people first.
We just need enough patience to allow God to do it in God’s way.
Just a thought!