Social Justice and Dry Bones

This post is too important for just one blog. Rev. Kate Braestrup expresses beautifully what’s wrong with the way many of us think about social justice.

Truly Open Minds and Hearts

By Rev. Kate Braestrup

From the prophet Jeremiah: O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

There has been much talk of late about social justice and injustice, the sins of the fathers, theā€¦

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