We have to start this conversation by reminding ourselves that you, and I, and the people sitting beside us, the people we see on TV who we agree with or disagree with, we are all people made in the image of God. We are all God's masterpieces.
God uses us, not because we need good works, but because we are God’s creation! As part of God’s mission, we are commanded, over and over again, to fight to make wrong things right in the world. That's what we mean when we say "justice," making wrong things right!
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. God has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things God planned for us long ago.
One of the most well-known passages of Scripture on this subject is in the Old Testament book called Micah. Micah was a prophet of God who God sent to call out the unjust rulers of his day, fight for the victims of injustice, and rally God's people to fight for change.
6 What can we bring to the Lord?
Should we bring him burnt offerings?
Should we bow before God Most High
with offerings of yearling calves?
7 Should we offer him thousands of rams
and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Should we sacrifice our firstborn children
to pay for our sins?
8 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Do something for those who are God’s Masterpiece, that means everyone, regardless of the color of their skin, or their nationality, or their income. We are called to do something for everyone!
Question of the day: How are you doing what’s right, loving mercy and walking humbly?
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