I have been thinking about justice so much recently. What it means and how not many people care at all about it. I have been thinking a lot about injustice and how hopeless some things seem.
Justice and Love. I don’t really get why Christians care more about being successful than they do about seeing justice come on earth and loving people. This has all been on my mind a ton and I’ve been having conversations with people about it. I’m still very confused. I can’t figure out what I really think. Is it wrong to have a nice car? How nice should it be? Some people say if you don’t need it then don’t have it. How far should we go with that? I have an ipod. I don’t need it. I have a laptop. I have four pairs of shoes. I have something like 20+ t-shirts. I eat at least 3 times every day. I have a nice guitar. I think that it is ridiculous to have a $60,000 car. But maybe the person with the $60,000 car makes $200,000 a year, gives $110,00 of it a year to his church and to other beneficial things and spends $90,000 on himself and his family. Then it’s okay. Maybe. Does God want us to give away everything we don’t need? Should he only be keeping enough to provide for him and his family? And no one can really answer this question because who says they are right?
Rich Christians in an age of hunger. Is it okay to be rich as long as you are not selfish? As long as if you were to walk past a homeless guy without a coat, you would give it to him? I have no idea. I don’t want to say that it all just depends on the convictions of the individual, because a lot of people are totally def to what God is convicting them of. And loving people, in the bible, is not a conviction, it’s a commandment.
So what’s the problem. I’m reading Blue like Jazz right now. I didn’t want to at first because I had heard people talk about it like they were Jesus because they had read it. But there is some great stuff in it. At one point Donald Miller is talking about similar topics and he comes to the conclusion that “I am the problem.” The only person I need to worry about is me and I just need to make sure that I am doing what God is telling me to in order to see Justice in the world. I still think it’s a good idea for everyone to go be apart of something that is not at all about us every once in awhile. Every time I start thinking about all this I always end up re-realizing that the only possible solution is that God would bring justice in any way possible. And it will happen.