Life today is far from God’s dream for the world. We know that much in the world is not just or righteous or morally good. Systems of oppression weigh heavily on people, and corruption brings pain. Justice comes in seeing what is wrong in these systems and actively working to change them. Justice comes when we feed the hungry and act to change food distribution systems. Justice flows when we choose to stand with and for the voiceless and the disenfranchised. Justice demonstrates our care for God’s world.
—George Hovaness Donigian, A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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Learn to do good;
rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow.
—Isaiah 1:17, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
I believe the world you created is worth saving. Give me the courage and strength and the desire to act in big and little ways to make your justice and love real on earth. Amen.
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Liturgy of the Passion
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