Posted: 11/16/2011 by ellelee in Uncategorized

In light of the recent Penn State case, thoughts have been circling in my head followed by heavy emotions stirring in my heart. Anger, grief, frustration, shock, and more anger…just to name a few.

I’d like to share one lingering thought that has been bothering me…and rightfully so. And it is precisely this: Honor.

A person, program, organization can be known for “honor”. But, I would argue that it is not just about standing for honor but it’s also speaking up for what is dishonorable.

Equally so, the same principle applies to Justice. To contend for justice also means to confront injustice.

Justice is not just a fluffy, soothing, nice word to throw around with some action and strong emotions mixed in here and there. Justice is rough, uncomfortable, and costly. It’s confrontational.

I can go on and on about this but I shall stop here with one last lingering thought. The Penn State situation has come to light and will hopefully bring light to the many, many, too many cases around the world. Children, men, women are being dishonored. Though not receiving media attention and though in hidden places, we must contend for them.

Let us care…contending for justice and confronting injustice.

This is honor, and this truly is an honor.

  1. Came across your blog today, and have to say I am glad you are doing what you are doing. Human Trafficking has been a specific burden on my heart for many years now, and it always moves me to see people who are actually taking action against it. Every life you touch is an entire world in itself. Keep up the good work. I am sure God is proud of yall. I don’t even know you and I am.

    • Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement! How did you come across the blog?
      We will be praying for you also to bring justice in whatever ways you are able. Bless you!

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