Live Justly for Lent: For Church Leaders
February 22, 2016
Updated February 1, 2018
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Churches are more than buildings taking up space in a city, town, or neighborhood. These are people who encounter the God of cities and nations. Congregations gather for worship where we hear the Word of God that penetrates every crack and crevice of our lives reminding us that “every square inch of geography belongs to God” (Kuyper). Why not take justice, which has been proclaimed by the prophets and Jesus, to cultivate shalom in the very streets, avenues, and crossways we walk in our cities?
Shalom is the shoe leather side of justice. Justice’s intent has always been the cultivation of God’s intention to bring human flourishing beyond the doors of our churches. My hope is that your congregations are not just buildings that just happen to be there, but churches that seek the flourishing of your neighborhoods and the neighbors that call it home. Lent could the perfect time to ask this question: how can I encourage members of my congregation to participate in bringing shalom/justice to our neighbors around the block and across the street? These activities might spur action in spreading shalom to those who are closer to us than they appear.
Five simple justice activities:
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