Mother Teresa quote: Justice without love is not justice. Love without justice is...

It’s obvious how Jesus had a big influence on Gandhi by the way he lived and the way he worked to overcome injustice.

The radical changes Jesus brought into the world could only have been possible through his great love. In fact, generally speaking, probably the greater the love, the greater will be the justice that can be brought about.

Is creating a just society even possible without love?

A key part of being a Christian is to represent Jesus by bringing his love to hurting people. Jesus said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) When we follow Jesus, we won’t find it hard to love the people around us.

When we fight injustice Jesus will give us the sensitivity and love we need to feel the pain of others as he does. Jesus looks at a hurting person, sees their suffering, and enters into it with them. When Jesus saw a woman weeping over her dead son  his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’” (Luke 7:13)

Look around you and identify the injustices in our world as Jesus might. Which of them frustrates you the most? Which do you feel most drawn to change? How could you do so?

As Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

…and God is always with us—always in charge.

This has been Part 30 of the Series A Life Worth Living  Read Part 31 – Satyagraha