Like me, perhaps you've found yourself overwhelmed by all the social media noise, social justice movements, statistics on poverty, late-night infomercials, et cetera, et cetera. We get to the point where we don't know where to start. Let our prayer be that we not worry about eliminating poverty, but that God show us where to simply start. In a very small, yet tangible way that if we have, we shall supply the need. Just as the apostle Paul urged the Corinthian church to provide for those in need in Jerusalem:
Entries in justice (3)
Recently I was reading through Luke 4 and was struck by something that Jesus did. After spending 40 days in the wilderness and being tempted by Satan, Jesus returned to Nazareth and went to the Tabernacle. Following the custom . . .
We live in a culture that spends a great deal of time discussing the needs of the poor and downtrodden. The church is often at the center of these conversations and many people speak enthusiastically about ways that the church can impact the lives of the needy. Unfortunately, there is often a disconnect in these conversations. People have a tendency to look to charities, civic groups, churches and the government to meet the needs of hurting people, while not realizing that the call to love through action is extended to themselves as followers of Christ.