Day 26, Justice, 30 Days of Creative Expression

Day 26 JusticeToday I drew the Justice SPIRIT@WORK® Card by Lance Secretan.

It’s hard to talk about justice without talking about injustice. The world has beautiful redemptive stories of justice laced throughout its fiber. There are hidden and not so hidden atrocities of injustice lining our history books.

Socrates said, “Nothing is to be preferred before justice.”

Many people do not realize the horrible injustice of human trafficking that is bigger today than any other time in history. My soul aches for justice for all of the lives scared and ruined by this horrific reality. My soul aches for justice where there has been injustice. My heart aches for justice where evil prevails; however, instead of consistently pointing the finger toward others is it not best to face the evil within our own hearts?

Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorders in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed-but hate these things in yourself, not in another.”

How do you allow justice to begin within yourself?