Thoughts from George Clooney Interview

I saw this on FB today and wanted to share my thoughts (and hopefully hear yours). The quote below was spoken by George Clooney after a trip to Sudan where he saw senseless violence and ethnic cleansing-innocent people being killed.

Watch entire segment from Today Show where Clooney is interviewed by Ann Curry, click here.

“We are only successful as a human race by how we look out to the people who can’t look out for themselves.”

That was the main quote that resonated with me during the interview.

Except I would say, as Christians, we are called by God to defend the helpless, to speak in their defense, to make their voices heard.

Isaiah 1:16-17

16 Wash and make yourselves clean.
   Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
   stop doing wrong.
17 Learn to do right; seek justice.
   Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
   plead the case of the widow.

I think our passion for life should extend to the unborn- those who are in the womb.  They can’t look out for themselves.

They are wholly dependent upon the woman who carries them in her body.  And they are subjected to whatever choices she makes- regardless of whether she acts in a way to protect and honor their life- or destroy it.

Micah 6:8

8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
   And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
   and to walk humbly with your God.

God calls us to seek justice for the oppressed- to be their voice.  To speak for those who can’t defend themselves. Will you be a voice?

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