South Africa celebrated human rights day on the 21st of March. This is partly a way to remember the Sharpeville massacre [VIDEO] in 1960.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) seems to have an increasing number of cases for crimes against humanity. This is not likely to stop any time soon…
The reason struggles with human rights issues because their strategy is flawed. For example, the ICC’s focus is to bring those who do injustice to the answer for their actions. Thus, it reacts to crimes that have taken place.
The law system focuses on catching and prosecuting those who do wrong. One of the challenges we have is that there are not enough preventative measures. Most of the action happens after injustice has taken place.
This is where we, as Christians, both young and old can make a difference. We have the blueprint for making the world a better place. One that God wants to see happen.
If we put this blueprint into action we will be able to not only help those who have suffered injustice but also prevent it.
Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.” ~ Matthew 22:34-36 (MSG)
The world will never get human rights respect of all people and justice without the love of Christ. As Christians we also stand to miss out on the point if we do not live as Christ commands.
We as Christians must take the lead. It means being an expression of God’s love in your school and community. It means loving the siblings God has given you.
It means showing kindness to the others that are bullied. It means sharing what we have with those who do not have. It means making time for the person in your class that everyone avoids.s
If we all loved our neighbours we would not see injustice in our world. God’s call to every Christian is to be an instrument of love.
Do not think you are too young to make a difference. You have the ability to make a difference in the world by being an active part of God’s love revolution.
It is time for all of us to look at the quality of our love walk in our schools, home, work; generally in all areas of our lives. This is one of the strongest messages the world needs to hear and see loud and clear. Christian, take your place.
Love. Truly love, so that the world can see the examples to follow. Look for opportunities. Create the opportunities.