He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly (Luke 1:52)
The world contains injustice. Some of it is very difficult to bear. People of faith cry out for some relief – for justice. The question can and should be put to each of us: ‘What are you doing to help?’ Our faith is not in a ‘magical God’ who ‘fixes everything’ but much closer to that described by Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church who said that we are ‘God’s heart and hands’.
Young people thirst for justice. Working with young people, as you do, you already know that. Our role is to remind young people that when they see injustice, they are not powerless. Using Cardijn’s ‘ see-judge-act’ tool (or something similar) like-minded people of faith can gather and reflect upon a situation in the light of the scriptures and Church teaching. Armed with this they can act as a force for good, doing their part to help this scripture passage become a reality.
Have a great week!