No tidy bows on Justice
If you’re like me, you like things to be wrapped up with a tidy, little bow at the end. I love conclusions. I feel deeply satisfied when I can check something off the list or close the book.
Social justice is not one of those things. The continual call to love others is something that Jesus never intended us to check off a list. When we look at the world and continue to see injustice, we should be driven to act and engage the topic. There’s no tidy bows on justice. There’s not a closed book on inequality. The brokenness of our world should continue to bother us throughout our lives. We long and hope for new creation in Christ, but also recognize that we live in the tension of the not-yet.
That’s the idea of Life as Liturgy. It’s not a checkbox kind of faith. It’s allowing our entire life to be disrupted by the love of Jesus so that we continue to advance the Kingdom message of grace, love, peace, and human dignity here on earth as it is in heaven. It’s the intentional kind of formation that God requires of us as we ‘take our everyday, ordinary life—our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering’ (Romans 12:1 MSG).
An Ongoing Conversation
With that in mind, we’ve created a resource page for you HERE. We’ve compiled some books, movies, and conversations on Justice that we hope will motivate you into further discussion and learning.
As you do, we’d love to hear any new insights or thoughts you experience. Share with us what Jesus is teaching you about social justice and the call of the church to continue ‘learning to love.’