When Christians come together to serve the Lord in works of mercy, something very beautiful happens. Our eyes move from our all-too-present divisions to touching Christ in one of the only ways we can together: as he comes to us in the poor.
For our glorious future to come, we, God’s people, must actively seek it.
I have recently found myself reading the Authorized Version (a.k.a. the King James Version) for my devotions.
We know that we want to build Christ-filled relationships, and we know that our faith calls us to try to build just communities with those suffering from oppression. But it can be hard to figure out how to go about doing these things.
A commonplace among clergy is that seminary hardly prepares the pastor for all the difficulties and trials found in the crucible of parish life, but a good seminary education at least furnishes an ability to identify the hardships as they come.