Love in Public
The terms “justice” and “injustice” get used a lot these days. They are used in the highest levels of government and in the grassroots work of community organizing. We hear these words used on news reports and on Facebook. Our society is very interested in “justice” but it seems like we mean and envision very different realities.
But what does God think about justice and how is this displayed through Jesus? Is the church called to pursue justice in the world? What does this mean for us individually and communally?
The philosopher Cornel West has said that “Justice is what love looks like in public.”
The Old Testament prophet Micah said that the people of God are to “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Beginning May 5, we are going to explore and examine what the Scriptures teach us about God’s vision of justice and how this vision affects our lives. Come hang with us on Sunday mornings and grow together!
With Justice for All [book]