At City Matters Class this week we discussed the issues of Justice and Injustice. Time after time the Old Testament prophets declared to Israel and to Judah that their IDOLATRY was proven in their lack of concern for the poor and oppressed. In Matthew 23:23 Jesus scolded the Pharisees:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
We then had an exercise where we learned about historical injustices that have impacted our history, but unknown to most of the group we were experiencing real injustice in the way the class activity was being conducted. I’ve invited the class to share their experiences and conclusions.