There is a subtle panic
in her eyes: she is trying to read me,
trying to understand what it is I could want
from her, but she picks up nothing at all
from my best encouraging face. …
“He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory!” (Matthew 12:19-20)
Justice Jesus-style is not about demanding my rights, but about advocating and advancing justice on behalf of others. It is different from the world’s “justice.” It is a justice of gentleness, compassion, and grace.
Lord Jesus, help us to understand how to live out your justice. May we engage with one another in a way that brings strength, hope, and restoration, rather than brokenness, weakness, and rejection.