Social Justice Is Not A Dirty Word

Today, it seems many Christians are concerned about engaging in social justice issues. So many Christians believe if they speak out against social injustices, they will be labeled a bleeding heart liberal or progressive. Some Christians believe being involved in social justice issues is a dirty word. Not sure how we got to this point. Jesus cared deeply about social issues.

As I read the Bible, I see that Jesus spoke out against injustice. He went out of his way to help the fatherless, the mistreated, the oppressed and the persecuted. Jesus was not silent when it came to social justice issues. If Jesus spoke out against injustice, shouldn’t we do the same? Isn’t that part of the Christian life? I think so. That is why I cannot be silent when I see injustice of any kind. I have to speak up.

You see, I am not a conservative or a liberal. I do not belong to any political party. I am not concerned about power, money, popularity or social status. I am a Christian who believes standing up for what is right and speaking out against injustice is what Jesus would do. I do not think social justice is a dirty word. ~OC

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