Today is Rosa Parks day.
She was born February 4, 1913. She is remembered for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man on December 5, 1955. This triggered a series of events that led to countless changes across the country.
For more information on her life, see here.
As I think of her life, I have to ask myself, how often have I kept quiet so not to ruffle ‘feathers’ or upset others? How often have I allowed injustice to occur because I did not want to be looked down on?
I have to confess, in my earlier years, I often kept quiet rather than upset people. Fortunately, those days are long gone. I realize now that if I do not speak up for truth and justice, then I’m going to be held accountable by God, when I stand before His throne.
This includes with speaking truth.
If you have followed me for any length of time, here on social media, you will know that I am a truth speaker. I do speak up when I see social injustice. I speak truth no matter the consequence. I try to speak it in love, because I do care. God wants us to follow Jesus’s example. He was not politically correct, but love was always the motivating force.
How about you? Do you have a hard time speaking out against social injustice? Do you speak truth in love? Or do you love to use truth as a battering ram?
Something to think about.