do Justice

Unknown          What does the Lord ask of you, but to do justice, to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
—Micah 6.8

Somewhere, nearer to you than you think,
is a man on the street who does not want special favor;
he only wants to do justice, to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with his God.

Somewhere, nearer to you than you think,
are refugees who do not want special favor;
they only want to be able to contribute,
to receive kindness, and to be faithful to their God.

Somewhere, nearer to you than you think,
is a girl who has been trafficked and abused,
who does not want special favor;
she only wants to know her own worth, and her loveliness,
and her partnership with God.

And what does God want of us
for the sake of these God’s beloved?
What can we do for their sake but to do justice
that will be more bold that we have yet thought,
to love kindness that will be a little more challenging,
to walk more humbly than we expected, for their sake;

… for this is what is asked by the Lord.

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