Find Your Voice and Use It

June 2, 2018

Most of us are able to speak, and all of us have a voice.  If we want to be wise, we should speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. We should use our voice, our vote, our abilities to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and to look around and notice who is being crushed and ensure justice for them. There is ever present the temptation to speak up for those who can benefit us, to try and build alliances that will benefit our agenda. So we speak words in favor of those who control things and who might open doors for us.  But the wise man counsels us to speak up for those who cannot be heard on their own. He says to speak up for the poor and helpless and see that they get justice. This was pretty radical wisdom in a culture that believed being poor and helpless was a sign a person had displeased God so they sort of deserved their post in life. How do we counter that thinking today, and how can we let our voice be heard on their behalf? Are we willing to call each other, the church, other institutions and government to see they get justice?