Welcome back to my final/last blog for the internship. It has been a great journey to stand, walk, and work with Poetice International Zambia. I have been lifted up in my spiritual walk with the Lord God Almighty. Learning about leadership with Phill Tague was such an amazing experience for me. There is one thing that was new for me that he said: “We don’t need leadership but we need redemption, for redemption takes great leaders.” So at the end of it all, we become leaders.
In this passage, I will be talking about “JUSTICE.” Before I learned about justice, I just had the mere thought of what justice is in general. I thought justice was just being good or fair to the people around you. But there was more to it. I am thankful to Micah who taught about justice and Toran who taught about the Church. I will write one thing that stood out for me about the Church. He said the Church was created for God’s glory, and that the Church is for spiritual growth and unity.
In the world, there are a lot of injustices that we find. The five global giants (universal) that we find are spiritual emptiness, oppression, illiteracy, disease, and poverty. As I have been taught about justice, I want to find a way to fight injustice in my community. I learned that fighting for justice, we have to be practical. In order to do that, I have to be called, evangelize, assess, think, implement and take time. One of the injustices that happens is “spiritual emptiness.” One injustice interconnects with the other. So when you fight the other, you fight all. Spiritual emptiness has been the cause of the other injustices. They say justice and righteousness move together.
You cannot be righteous when you are spiritually empty. So fighting for justice starts from checking the spiritual life first. Sometimes we tend to focus on education knowing it’s the key to success. But in our success, we forget how our walk with the Lord matters. What is required of us is to balance what we do. One man said it is better to suffer and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven than to have everything and go to hell. I can give an example of the parable of a rich fool (Luke 12:13). So justice takes discernment. As I said before, justice and righteousness move together; where there is justice, there is righteousness. But where there is injustice, there is unrighteousness. I want to say thank you to the Lord for being with me through my lessons. “WE MUST FIGHT FOR JUSTICE EVERYWHERE WE GO.”
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Elizabeth Mudenda- 2018 Immersion Intern