Confronting Injustice & Kony 2012

“The recent church history in America includes a lot of good men doing nothing. Men who are wired, called, and empowered to be men of action, yet who choose to be soft, insensitive, and passive – men who fail to remember that ‘to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17). Passivity is a curse.” –The Resolution, page 137.

Louie Giglio tweeted it best days ago when he said: Props to @invisible children for creating a twitter tsunami and continuing to shine a light on the evil of #KONY2012.

It is true.  If you haven’t heard about Kony in the last couple of weeks, you must be in a coma.  They have raised awareness on this horrible situation on a massive scale.  I have been exposed to Invisible Children’s work since 2003.  While they have faced some scrutiny in the media in recent days, as far as I can know, they are legit and I support them 100% (and a whole lot of other more qualified people do too).  Media has criticized their handling of the situation.  I don’t know if there is a proper way to handle a man who is gathering thousands of children and training them to fight in an army in the Lord’s name.

You may not like how they are going about pursuing justice, but here’s what you have to say about it: at least they’re pursuing justice.

At least they are doing something.  Too often do we see needs on the other side of the street or the other side of the world and do nothing about it.

Christians must pursue justice. If there is injustice, men and women of God rise up to confront it. Look at what Micah 6:8 says about it:

He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

You are aware of injustices in the world today. They can be in your town or on the other side of this world. What are the things that are most broken that need to be fixed?

Do you know of any ministries in your church or in the community that are doing something to help out with the injustices mentioned above? If so, how could you join the effort?

And if you haven’t seen the video that set off this firestorm, you can be stirred below: