Reflection 29 March 2020

Mothers Union Australia

Heart for justice

When our hearts yearn for justice, it is not with the sense of wanting retribution or revenge. 

Justice is what God delivers. Being Just is an attribute of God as is Righteousness and Mercy. A heart that aches for justice will yearn and work for others to have wrongs righted, mercy delivered. The yearning for justice is not for oneself.  We do want to be right with God, we do want God to have mercy on us, but our prayer is always for the down-trodden other.

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
     Isaiah 30:18

Members in Nigeria were among others in Zone E who wanted to focus their support on the vulnerable and marginalised and those in poverty. With a heart for justice they felt advocacy, education and connecting people to government provisions would help to combat the injustices of disadvantage. As we move into Holy Week may our hearts be open and discerning and may God bless us all.