It is no secret that injustice is still very much alive in our world today. It happens before our eyes, yet we may not look closely enough to realize just how extreme it is. Once we see what is going on, then what? Do we speak? Do we run?
Currently, "Muskathlon" https://www.muskathlon.com/en-pl/about4m events are being completed across the globe—endurance events to fight for freedom, compassion and justice. Runners, walkers, hikers and bikers are expected to raise funds for three different charities, to be educated about injustice and its effects, to be strong in their faith and to visit those in need that they are hoping to impact.
Crossing the finish line and realizing that they made a difference—possibly freed lives—is,I imagine, the most rewarding part of this event for the participants.
Listed below are the three kinds of injustice currently being fought against by Muskathlon participants:
Most of these events take place in remote areas where people are more likely to fall into poverty. With the income line at $2.50 a day, the global poverty rate is currently around 50 percent. http://www.compassion.com/poverty/poverty.htm
Modern-day slavery is rampant, with almost 36 million people enslaved. 1 in 3 victims of slavery are children and more than half are women. https://www.walkfree.org/modern-slavery-facts/I
This is a very real part of a majority of believers' lives. In some form or another, many believers face injustice in everyday life due to their acceptance of faith.
Our biggest tool, as the Muskathlon creators also testify, is taking the gospel to those in need and being faithful prayer warriors for their sake.
When I lived overseas with my family, I saw believers, friends, face horrible persecution from their own family members. Nearly every day I saw victims of poverty in desperate need of help and of hope. I've known friends of my mother who she prayed diligently for to make the right decision and not take that job—that job that we feared was actually enslavement in disguise.
I know that the fight for justice, for freedom, is one that we must fight every day. I know that we have to look closely, to be aware of what is really happening. We have to be intentional and consistent in this fight, always focusing on what it is we are fighting for. For freedom, for lives to be saved, to be changed.
You can make a difference. Take part in this fight of compassion, continuously praying for those we are both aware and unaware of who are in need.