Over the last couple of months, we’ve been unpacking the Values that are central to us as a Church. They are:
And our final Value…
Find yourself wondering why of all the things that we could pursue, why is Justice is so important? It’s important to us, because its important to God. In fact, Psalm 89:14 tells us that Justice and Righteousness are the foundation of God’s throne.
This was exemplified best in the person of Jesus. Jesus spent his time on earth passionately pursuing justice. Holding leaders to account, challenging systemic greed and hypocrisy, walking with people who society had cast out and by outrageously loving others.
His outrageous love, is the best practical example of what Justice truly is. As Cornel West says:
Justice is simply what love looks like in public.
Jesus calls us to love in John 13:35. It’s time to take that love public. That’s where we will see the pursuit of justice.
So, How will we love the least, last and lost, just as Jesus did?
How will we love them loudly, just as Jesus does for each of us?