Saturday, February 16, 2013

Injustice. {Lenten photo-a-day challenge}

I'm participating in the Rethink Church Lenten Photo-a-Day Challenge. To read more, click here.

This was the hardest word so far. I am a very justice-minded person. I want things to be fair. I am thankful for the things that aren't fair (unconditional love, grace, and abundance) but in general want justice for everyone. I see injustice in my world all the time - incredible waste, destruction, war, disease, etc. Today I wrestled with taking a picture of a 4 digit (that's before the decimal) bill from our vet. Our little Sophie cat is very sick and even after this bill is settled, she might not make it home. That's not justice, but seemed like too much of a first-world injustice. Instead I took a picture of my sweet boy sitting in a box (one of several) of books. He loves grabbing books, sorting through them, "reading" them, and tossing them. He has an over abundance of books, love, and plenty of food. He has a warm and safe place to live, access to education, and health care. It's not just that those needs are not satisfied in every 13 month old.

Jarrod and I are exploring the adoption process. I'll write more about that soon. But homeless, parentless children are heavy on my heart. I pray God sees Jarrod and I as fit parents for another baby somewhere someday who needs an abundance of books.
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