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  • Writer's pictureLarry Neville

Injustice is heartbreaking . . .

This morning’s AP news carried a story about 6 young people, males and females aged between 16 to 22 years, who each received 100 lashes for having talked with each other on the city streets in Timbuktu, Mali (an African Muslim country). They were convicted of what is called “comingling” which means “mixing.”

It is so easy to take freedom for granted. Not even thinking that the simplicity of being free to talk to another person in public is a free act that is prohibited to millions of people. Unconsciously we live out our free lives in a free country. We talk to whomever we please. We walk the streets hand in hand. We communicate without being monitored.  God only knows how many free acts each of us enjoy every day of our lives in America.

I paused to pray for these  6 youth. I put the country of Mali on my prayer list. I wished there was something more that I could do. I have faith that God sees the injustice in this world and will balance the books in His time. In the mean time I will do what I can.

1. When I hear about injustice I will pray for God’s mercy to intervene.

2. When I see injustice I will speak up. 3. When  I can I will do something to help the ones treated unjustly. 4. I will always keep a thankful attitude for freedom.

My heart goes out to these 6 young people today who are only a tiny fraction of millions caught in such injustice.

Larry Neville

is the senior leader of Praise Chapel International, Church Planting and Mission Fellowship of Churches. He is the author of, “The Globality Revolution” available on


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