Wes Ellis, of “Living in the Kingdom,” wrote an honest piece asking if justice is more than a trend? In today’s excitement and push for social justice, especially within the Church, he does make a point, in that we do have to take a step back and ask ourselves:
IS SOCIAL JUSTICE SIMPLY A TREND, OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO DO – EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR?
Here are some excerpts from Wes’ blog post:
There is hope as long as there are those for whom this stuff is not a passing craze.
But it’s on us… It’s on those of us who are serious about loving the ones with whom God shares God’s identity. It’s on those of us who feel the tension of excitement and caution when we see social justice enter the main stream. It’s on pastors, youth pastors, and everybody else to see to it that justice is made real, that is more than a style, in their communities.
God doesn’t stop caring and God doesn’t stop hurting until everyone’s fed, healed, befriended, clothed, visited, humbled, and given the dignity of being treated like a person created in the image of the God of the universe… neither should we!
What about you, is SOCIAL JUSTICE a trend or a calling within the Church? And how are YOU actively living justice out?