Woe To The Unjust

“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.  What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar?  To whom will you run for help?  Where will you leave your riches?”                                                                                                 – Isaiah 10:1-3 –

What do I need friends for?  I've got eighty bucks and a gun!

What do I need friends for? I’ve got eighty bucks and a gun!

What do you trust to save you when hard times come?  The things you have amassed in times of plenty, or people?  The answer to that question can say a lot about the way you treat people in your workplace.

We all know this to be true on some level, but it bears repeating – people are more important than money and power.

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2 thoughts on “Woe To The Unjust

  1. Boonies167

    Reblogged this on 100,000 Dollar Project and commented:
    Just as Six Element expanded on Isaiah’s words, I wish to flesh it out a bit more. When we work for money we look at wages and basically try to do the least for the most, or try to become a scarce commodity like a doctor or a good mechanic, and wages are what we get. But when we work for others – that is, seek to add value to others, to give them what they want or need – we gain so much more than wages, and will never find ourselves wanting. How much am I worth if my money disappears? Keeping this question in mind might be the most important thing you can do to prepare for economic downturn.

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  2. mrock

    Reblogged this on The Rocky Summit and commented:
    I’m reblogging what follows from an amazing blog about true leadership written by a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan (someone who has my immense admiration and utmost respect for being a real life hero). It is a short post, but it strikes me because it beautifully underscores what I’ve learned in life since a terminal disease reduced me to being dependent on people and government.

    I was always intelligent, attractive, and successfully unorthodox with a bit of a Midas touch. I loved people–serving and helping others was my the animating purpose of my professional life as I sought to speak for those who could not be heard–but I was so focused on working to help people that I often neglected personal relationships (both developing and deepening them). The last few years have given me A LOT of time to consider the meaning of life, what’s important, what isn’t, what I did right, and what I wish I’d done differently. The underlying theme of my blog is love. I’ve even written that my epitaph should be that, “She loved, therefore she lived” (in a nod to DesCartes). This post beautifully illustrates and restates the most important lesson I will spend the rest of my life evangelizing, satisfied if it moves only a single person to open themselves to the idea that ultimately, everything we want from life, everything we value that we think is important, is the love we give and receive in the context of relationship.

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