Do Something!

Posted on December 7, 2015 in Justice

More gun control. Or, more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.

Accept no refugees. Or, welcome the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Stop inflammatory rhetoric. Or, speak and report freely on what’s “really” happening.

A sampling of conflicting views on what to do about the state of our world.

I had a wonderful chat yesterday with a friend about the lenses through which we view the world. One of the things we talked about was the mistake of assuming “the other side” views people, places, cultures, and events the same way we do.

As I reflect on our talk, I come back to St. Francis’s prayer: O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek…to be understood, as to understand…

In our social and political debates, we do the opposite.

I am passionate to do real justice—the “rightness” of health, peace, prosperity, and wholeness. I believe forgiveness is the foundation of real justice. Through story, I labor to discover how real justice could be done in a world that fights over wealth and equity, rights and power.

I have way more questions than answers. If that describes you too, then I hope you’ll find my work both entertaining and filled with possibilities.