noun: A concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect of people.
I consider myself a just person – a merciful person even… The older I get the more I understand grace and give it more freely. If it wasn’t for grace – I’d still be down a road with potholes of sin and shame. I am a daughter of Grace and I am thankful.
I am a white woman who doesn’t think less of others nor more of myself than others. I grew up with strong work ethics and I have exercised those ethics of honesty and decency since entering the workforce at 16 years of age.
I believe in rules, order, fairness – my grandchildren tagged me “Mean but Fair” when they were very young. They loved to tell others that “Mimi doesn’t play games.”
I’m a straight shooter! So this insanity around us is extremely difficult for me to have patience with. The looting and the destruction solves NOTHING – in fact, it adds to.
So, the ground I am standing on today is Micah 6.8. I want to tightly cling to humility, walk justly, and be merciful. I know no other way to survive the next little while.
I will continue to call sin, sin – for there is no other way. If we do something wrong, we’ll pay the consequences – and trust me I’ve paid as many as I want to.
Just like I’ve said to my grands since they were knee-high to grasshoppers, “It’s never wrong to do right.”
It never is, you know.