Christians are called to be a people of faith and action (works). Don't preach to me about your faith if you remain silent on issues of injustice. Change for the better does not just happen by itself. Individuals are the agents of change. Healing does not just happen. Action is required whether internally or externally.
The paths we are called to "make" will not only benefit us but those who come after us if...we clear paths and train others to clear paths.