One of the first places we learn about love and justice is in our families. My family members have a deep-seated sense of fairness. My father was long involved in local politics. My mother works with those recovering from addiction. All my life I’ve watched them advocate for others and step up when they saw injustice occur.
We are called to the work of making justice happen. Love, after all, is about protecting us all and doing good for the sake of the other. And what is good?
“…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
This message is an excerpt from “Welcome: To do justice” by Sarah Carson in the June 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today is the 14th Sunday after Pentecost.