Copying from the previous post:

Too many have forgotten that Jesus was a radical, not happy with the status quo. The way the world is today is no better – and probably worse – than it was in Jesus’ time. If we’re to be followers of Christ we need to be radical, as he was, not satisfied with leaving the world as it is. We need to work to fight injustice and poverty.

I’m one of those who can’t bear to see injustice done, always longing to change what is wrong. I guess that’s what makes me an activist. Its part of my nature. But I also think it’s part of following Jesus.

One of my favourite verses from the Beatitudes is Matthew 5:6. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

I have that kind of hunger. I want to fight for what’s right. That includes reducing the stigma of mental illness. It also includes the wrong I see done to others or myself. If it’s serious, I will not let the wrong stand – not as long as I’m alive. I will not walk away if there’s any possibility of making things right.