Friday, May 16, 2014

A biblical definition of justice

While we are prone to assess blame—the plight of the poor and disadvantaged is their own fault—or to assign responsibility—someone eslse is responsible for their situation—Jesus acts to deal with the need. He performs an act of shalom justice. Regardless of all other considerations, people ought to see rather than to be blind! People ought to be liberated rather than be oppressed. As a result, shalom makers are more concerned with transforming situations rather than meting out what people deserve.— Shalom, page 34

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I like that! It's a picture of what God did and is doing in Christ. A picture of what the church as a body should be doing. What I should be doing—in Christ.
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