Thursday, March 26, 2009

Justice Everywhere

By Deanna Matzen

This week I plan on praying for justice for all of creation and all of God's people. There are those who do not believe that creation is worthy of receiving justice in its own right. Yet, there are many who live out the truth that human/social justice is inextricably linked to environmental justice.

As Jessie Dye often says, if you were to take a map highlighting all of the places where violence is taking place and overlay it with a map highlighting all of the places where the environment is degraded and suffering, you would see a nearly perfect overlay of the two maps.

I don't know about you, but I don't pray for enough justice in those places. I do not pray enough for wrongs to be set right. For people and creatures to be considered as valuable enough to protect in all circumstances.

As Martin Luther King Jr once said:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Please join me this week in praying for justice everywhere from the Sahara Desert to the Pacific Islands, from the Andes Mountains to the Arctic Sea. I think this is going to be another good week to "Pray the Environmental News" and ask for God's will to be birthed on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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