Set Us Free
Our world needs truth, lies take a deathly toll
We hear the cries of those in deepest pain
Bring tyrants down let a just love prevail
May those be judged who prey upon the poor
Raise up for us leaders both bold and true
When justice reigns we will be free to love
This year I will add a candle of Justice to my virtual Advent Wreath.
Our nation may survive Covid-19. Thousands of people won't. That fills me with deep sadness. That so many suffer and die needlessly because of callous indifference, greed or malice makes me angry.
Scientific creativity with the help of health care professionals will give us the choice to end the pandemic.
A fresh slate of political leaders will provide the same choice for a societal reformation. I applaud the desire to unite and heal our dysfunctional democracy.
But if we ignore the evil and refuse to hold perpetrators who caused our distress accountable, we will be telling ourselves and our children that unjust and immoral actions are only normal.
Love without justice has a hollow ring.