The Social Justice Commission
The Scriptures and the Church speak at length about social justice because of the long tentacles of injustice. The list of injustices in our nation is not brief, and identifying them is important, along with identifying the agents or perpetrators of injustice. As for the perpetrators, it would be too facile to only point the finger at, for example, corporations and their political enablers for human-induced climate change, racist voices or organizations for racism, the “1%” for the disempowerment of the “99%”. Perhaps we should also consider turning the finger 180 degrees.
We’re all familiar with the saying, “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good people to do nothing.” What most empowers the forces of injustice are not the perpetrators themselves, but the indifference, timidity, and/or silence of too many “good” people. Sympathy, even outrage, is not enough; we must act. With our voices, with our hands, with our feet! With love! We need to be Jesus in our world today.