What a blessing to know so many good people. I am grateful for all of the positive role models of my church community and neighbourhood. Many people of strong character selflessly give their time, talent and energy.
My observation contrasts with the wicked scenes of evil described by the prophet. With Micah, the glass is half empty. The world is full of bad people willing to destroy others’ livelihood to increase their own wealth. Seizing another’s house and inheritance with an arrogant sense of entitlement is horrible, but it happens. We have all heard that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. News breaks of the rich justifying huge increases to their wealth while thousands in their company lose their jobs.
With such conditions we ask, where is God in all of this? Is the Lord’s patience exhausted? Will there ever be justice? We pray for mercy and work for justice in a world of inequalities. As in every age, we acknowledge suffering caused by unfair treatment, and we long for a day when the playing field will be level. Surely Christ is coming to gather his children who have suffered injustice, and there will be peace on earth.
Lead us out of all temptations to exploit the poor or weak. May we not exhaust your patience but with mercy, justice seek. Amen. — DH