Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oppressing the poor & needy and extorting aliens

"The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand in the breach before me on behalf of the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one."

- Ezekiel 22:29-30

"Indifference to injustice is more insidious than the injustice itself."

- Dr. Cornel West

Lord, show me the places in my community ready for a harvest of justice. Make my heart and hands ready to follow you and to bring your love, in word and deed, to the harassed and helpless in our world. (Prayer from Sojourners

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