Love, love, love
As part of All We Can’s Lent devotional series, Ash Barker, Executive Director of Red Letter Christians UK and leader of Newbigin School of Urban Leadership, challenges us to consider if we have been converted to the poor.
Poverty is no fashionable word, let alone poor. It seems so labelling, even disparaging of others. Yet, there are over 2,000 verses in the Bible that call God’s people to ‘engage with the poor’.
Indeed, it is hard to read any gospel story where the poor are not somehow involved with Jesus. Why? Because it is where the systems of this world fail that Jesus’ light and life most shine and are most needed.
This is about being a channel of compassion where it is most needed. To be converted to Jesus then it is crucial to be converted to expressing practical love with those experiencing injustice.
How can you express practical love for those living in poverty in your own community and beyond? Make a list of the people and ways you will love them in a practical way.
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