Today is the World Day of Social Justice.
There’s a lot we could talk about with a topic like this. There are 35.8 million people enslaved in the world, millions who are victims to human trafficking and countless vulnerable children effected by circumstances they could never control. Those are statistics that frankly that be pretty far removed from a lot of our everyday lives.
But these kinds of days of awareness are really important too. Because if we can get past these big numbers that seem so overwhelming we can start to ask a very important question of ourselves:
What can I do about it?
Consider these simple steps you can take today to start creating social justice:
1. Pray. Ask God how He wants to lead you from there.
2. Give. We’d love to partner with you to rescue a woman and her children from prostitution. That can make an eternal difference in a family’s life. And you can be a part of that right now.
3. Buy a purse. Wear it proudly and share about God’s amazing redemption in some women’s lives.
4. Share a story. We aren’t going to make a difference unless we continue to talk about it and expose the problems.
5. Get more involved. We’d love to empower you to make a committed difference with us. We’ve got a list of ideas and we’d love to hear creative things you’d like to do to impact the lives of the most vulnerable.
God has gifted you with unique talents, opportunities and networks. As you think through this, think about how you are best prepared to be involved in this fight for social justice.
“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound to the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.” – A. Boyd