We are to drive a spoke into the wheel [of injustice] itself. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 20th century author and World War II martyr)

Bonhoeffer began this challenge, writing: “We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice.” Helping those who are suffering through unfair and cruel treatment is important, of course. But we should also stive to alleviate their pain and restore justice. To defeat such cruel treatment, we must work to bring it to a lasting end.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed (Proverbs 31:8).