Why is it that, in Exodus, God tells us that
They created the deaf, the mute, and the blind
yet in Leviticus we turn around and push them aside?
Why is it, in Genesis, that God creates
both man AND woman in Their own image
yet we get bogged down in gender roles
and social norms?
Why is it, in Romans, that we can bank
our entire faith on the fact that Abraham
came before Moses
and so are justified by grace alone,
rather than by works,
yet keep trying to earn our salvation
and set up obstacles for others to jump over to do the same?
God is calling all of us into immediate and total reconciliation with Himself.
Are we bold enough to take Him up on His offer?
When we accept the redeeming blood of Christ
into our veins
When we invite the Spirit of the Living God
into our souls
Our very bodies are not our own
Yes, we have traded our mortal flesh
for the eternal skin of God
When we walk through life
it should not be you they see
but Jesus Christ returned,
ready to do miracles
feed the poor
hang with the lowly
hear the voice of the Father
and live intentionally,
bearing His sufferings
for the greater good.
We can’t look down on one another
We can’t just say, “rise” and consider that our part
We must either give each other a helping hand up
or lower ourselves down so we stand eye to eye.
True equality requires action,
not just words.
Sacrifice, humility, and encouragement
Shared power and access to resources:
These are the building blocks of a better tomorrow.
My front windshield is cracked,
has been for several months now.
Every now and again,
I have the money to fix it,
but end up spending the cash
on something else.
Yes, yes, we only have so many resources
I feel this a metaphor for something:
The world’s problems are vast and consuming,
and we can spend all our days chasing
after all kinds of things,
that seem good and productive at the time;
or, we can spend time fixing the windshields
of our lives.
Ah, yes. I can see clearly now.
The crack is gone.
while you yourself are sick
This is true service
when it costs us something