“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.” -Mother Teresa
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” –Mother Teresa
Fighting against injustice involves more than just expressing outrage against the evil actions of the unjust.
Justice also involves doing the painful, humbling, and patient work of being a source of healing, light, and compassion to the victims of wrongdoing. Justice speaks truth to power, but it also speaks power to those who have been debilitated by lies.
To be an enemy against the tyranny of evil, one must also be an advocate for the well-being of the oppressed. Evil people need to be held accountable, but suffering people need to be loved.
Wherever there is injustice, speak out against it. But don’t forget to make time for those who need to be encouraged and empowered.
We can’t just criticize those who do bad things to good people. We also have to challenge ourselves to do good things for those who still need to see some evidence of goodness in the world.