Social Justice

While walking through the woods, I came up to the banks of a river. I saw a man struggling with the fast currant and about to drown. I quickly dove in and brought that man safely to the bank. At that instant my attention was drawn again to the river where I noticed a woman struggling and about to drown. I dove in and brought her safely to the riverbank. I wondered why this was happening. Why were these people falling into the river? It was then when I noticed that the bridge above the river had several missing planks. As people walked across, they tried to avoid the spot with the missing planks, but some couldn’t and they fell down into the river. I realized that if I replaced the missing and broken planks, I could prevent something bad from happening or at least I could prevent it from getting worse. Therefore, by replacing the missing and broken planks, I have committed an act of social justice.