Monday, August 9, 2010

From the comments

BobinCT says:
I think we have to wait until the Eschaton to see real social justice. So what do we do in the meantime? 
That's a real good question.

No, I don't have a real good answer.

I do think that an important consideration here is worldliness. Trying to achieve social justice is a way of choosing the world over God.

It is tempting to say, just forget about social justice and focus on people you see in your life who need help.  On the other hand, while we don't have social justice and it does not look like we ever will, lots of things have gotten better. How did that happen and could they get even better? Without trying to be perfect that is.

1 comment:

  1. I think the fact that some things have gotten better proves that we have some social justice, maybe not enough, but its not an entirely unjust society. Even as at least Western society has become more civilized--you can't cut my hand off it I steal your oxen--a more just society has been the result. I think social justice works on two levels, systemic and individual. We might try to influence or promote systemic remedies to correct social injustice, some might be successful and some won't. But on an individual level we can decide to help the people closest to us who need it, or support orgnizations that help those in need. Just putting money in the collection basket in church on Sunday helps because much of that goes for charitable works to the needy, e.g., food pantries, homeless shelters. And people can make contributions other than monetary, I think each person has to decide for himself.