You send forth your Spirit, they are created;
And you renew the face of the earth.
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
I want to work to create justice.
What will my descendants
see in my history of
fighting, crying out, paining
Lord, bring justice,
renew this earth,
send your Spirit,
create love among
resisters of injustice,
and bring terror to
During each day in the months of August and September, I am responding to a different word from Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini. Yesterday’s word was Create. Today’s word is Justice. A small group of people wanting to make the world a better place are reading and responding together. Join us! Visit Common Threads: Patchwork Prose and Verse by Kim Haynes Johnson for more information. Here is the word list I’ll be following for August and September.