Take the pledge for yourself: I will require justice. I will challenge injustice.
I will examine myself. And if injustice is in me, I will confess it, repent of it, and change my ways.
I will discern right from wrong – make judgements only by Scripture. If injustice is in my family, my neighborhood, my city, my state, my elected officials, my military branches, my congress and legislature, or in my president — I will pray for them, vote for justice, vote against injustice, and not just sit in my easy chair.
I will no longer accept or leave unchallenged any injustice. I will personally act for justice. I will…
- counter unkind words: say words of kindness, do acts of kindness, be kind
- assist the suffering and hurting: personally intervene with people I encounter
- be watchful for and attempt to stop the abuse of the helpless: instigate involvement by authorities, intervene personally
- praise and thank the courageous: go out of my way to thank and praise police, firefighters, teachers, volunteers, pastors, youth workers, church leaders
- encourage others: actually say words of kindness to family, friends and strangers of all races, let them know I care, express my love and acceptance
- counter racism: go out of my way to greet those of other races, let them know I care about them, express my love and acceptance of them “just as they are”, require nothing of them, not be suspicious, believe the best of them
- participate in or instigate change for justice: support righteous movements for justice, get involved
- be loving and kind: practice habits of love, be angry but sin not, stand on Scripture in kindness, love those who err with the truth, condemn not
1 Corinthians 13: verses 4-7 “4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 [b covers]bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
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