Too compelling to ignore

For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Luke 11:42

So much injustice, violence, and sadness in the news can overwhelm and discourage us. The complexities of the problems and uncertainty about their solutions makes it tempting to simply ignore them. The justice and love of Christ compels us to impact individuals in need, to support just causes, and to pray for peace. This makes a difference.

Lord, help me channel my resources and energies lovingly and effectively.