August 10th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018

It’s Henry, back again to wrap up the last blog after a period of three months. It has been kind of long, but it’s done and I am fully empowered. It’s been a wonderful last few weeks of this period. Much has been given to equip us and prepare us to get back into the real life of the world, getting back to our day-to-day life. Indeed, what I am writing about was very vital to be among the last teachings in order to get back into the communities while our minds are still fresh. You know what it is? It is the empowerment to fight for justice.

It was timely to have the last session on justice because it stands to be the mission/objective for Poetice International Zambia. Hearing about justice, what always came to my mind was the court, judgment, and execution, but this study has helped me open my eyes to start seeing myself as a tool to exercise justice.

I came also to know that there are categories of justice, but all move with forgiveness. This can be done by first identifying the five giants that lead to injustice, and these giants are spiritual emptiness, oppression, illiteracy, disease, and poverty.

I have been empowered to fight all the injustices that are the five giants; justice starts with an individual disciplining himself to be just through his behavior and character, later to the next person by speaking out against any injustice. Though you might have less impact, it can help awaken other people to follow you in the journey to fight for justice.

The most profound way justice was expressed was through forgiveness and mercy by Christ on the cross. This passage also empowers me to use forgiveness and mercy as a tool to express justice in the communities that I serve with. By doing this, let’s also keep in mind that vengeance belongs to God; God alone has the extreme powers to do that.

Lastly, thanks to Poetice for opening my eyes towards all the different kinds of injustices going on in our communities. God bless you abundantly.

Henry Iwumbwe – 2018 Immersion Intern