“He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Tomorrow’s generation is divided. This division has less to do with race or money or politics. It has to do with opportunity.
The truth is that not everyone has the same access to resources, education, health care, and love. This is an injustice. And this violates the core of who we are as humans.
But there is hope. I know there is, for 2 reasons:
First, we have a sovereign God who is deeply concerned with each of us. He is intimately active in this world, as He desires for us to know Him and trust in Him.
Second, because you can think, feel, and do, you have what others need. You can always learn from others, and you can always teach others.
You have something to share. Maybe it’s your time. Maybe it’s your money. Maybe it’s your expertise. Maybe it’s your life experience. Maybe it’s all of the above.
I’ll be honest, for as much as I learned in my time in Allendale, I feel like I should know about poverty and education and the gospel. I feel like people expect me to know a lot, and I probably do know a good bit. At least, I know a lot more than I did 4 years ago.
But I also feel like an imposter. I still say “I don’t know” a whole bunch, and that’s ok.
It’s ok that we don’t know. But in the face of uncertainty, we have to embrace ambiguity and move forward.
The world is full of chaos and injustice and despair. But in the greatest crises are the greatest opportunities to love and to communicate truth (see Matthew 24:12-14).
I invite you to help me learn. I invite you to join this community.
I invite you to Do Justice, Love Kindness, and Live Humbly with God. Make a difference in this world, as you bring love and justice to those who need it most.
We Created This Monster
**first image courtesy of israeltourism via flickr
**second image courtesy of buffer