Good Men Fight Against Injustice

This post on Martin Luther King Day begins a new chapter of my GodBuddies blog. After writing extensively for several years about how better friendships create better men (see my last post, Reflections on 5 Years of GodBuddies), it’s time to change the format a bit. I’m not changing the main focus of this blog. Someone suggested that I provide more “quick hits” of wisdom that relate to becoming better men. More godly men. So enjoy this new shorter format. Please continue to add your comments to each post to keep the conversation going. You can also provide me suggestions on specific topics as you see fit. 

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day here in the U.S., this featured image showed up in my Facebook feed. Dr. King reminds us to fight against injustices everywhere. Now more than ever, we need mature men who stand against racism, privilege, hatred, brutality, murder, and violence. We need wise men who work for equality for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender identity. We need men who treat everyone with dignity and work to eliminate poverty, food insecurity, unfair housing practices, health and mental health issues, mass incarceration, and other injustices. 

Our Declaration of Independence affirms that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”

Men of God understand that our Creator God made each of us unique, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14). We were put on this earth for a unique purpose (Jeremiah 29:11) and to love one another (John 13:34-35). As John Perkins reminds us in his outstanding book, One Blood, we are all of one race; the human race. Science proves that every human being is 99.9% identical in genetic makeup. Yes, just 1/10 of 1% determines your physical appearance: how you look, the color of your skin, and the texture of your hair. Perkins writes that we are all of one race, saved by one blood of Jesus Christ. 

So be a man who fights against injustice. Not just on MLK Day but every day! 

Wisdom for Men is based on my opinions on topics that help men become better men. The sources used for these posts are not fact-checked but support my theory that men are better with better friendships. My GodBuddy theory is based on biblical principles but applies to all men, regardless of their beliefs. Better friendships among men will help solve the crisis of male friendships…because the world needs better men.

[Source: Facebook post]


One Response

  1. Good article, Rich. I really like the shorter format, easy to read and easy to remember, and reflect on the subject of the article.

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