Purple - the colour of justice
One more Lenten adventure in our colour purple series
We’ve been on quite the purple journey so far this Lent and we’ve already explored the way purple is a colour that is set apart and polarising. It also screams ‘take notice’.
In today’s Prayer Room we’re looking at the theme of justice. If we stay in our own small corner of the world and never hear the voices of others who are different to us, we may miss the cries of injustice around us. Some of these cries are coming from our own neighbourhoods and families, our towns, cities, and country. Without meaning to, we can live in a parallel reality, unaware of the trouble’s others are facing. Sometimes, we can be aware of these troubles, but the warmth and safety of our own comfort stops us from acting and we try to avert our eyes and pretend we haven’t noticed.
Charities and protests can prompt us to question our views, to become more aware of what life is like walking in the shoes of another and can spur us to do what we can to resolve injustice. Purple is often the colour used by a charity or movement. It’s perhaps not surprising. It stands out and it’s different to the other colours. It’s strong and it polarises. It invites a reaction. It reminds us to take action.
Here’s a few purple coloured charities I found online, but there are plenty more. Wear it Purple for Rainbow Youth, ADHD Aware, Purple Cake Day for educating children all over the world, International Epilepsy Day, Altzheimers. and more.
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