A Short Prayer

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may boldly apply the truth of Christ and love as he loved.

Reblog: ‘Why Justice?’

A post I wrote for this blog run by JustLoveCambridge – a group of Christian students working for justice through social action projects. I would recommend looking through the other contributions made to their blog, they do some great things! 🙂

Why Justice?

Justice is working for restoration, working to make the world more reflective of the grace and love of the gospel message. In the Lord’s Prayer we pray ‘your kingdom come’. It’s recognition that the world, as it is, is a broken one – one of pain, suffering and injustice, where stories often don’t come with happy endings. It’s also a call to action, that in the way we live our lives, we should bring the justice of God’s kingdom to the injustice of the world that we know.

Through Jesus, I know the hope that is the beauty of God’s kingdom. The hope and joy of a perfect love. An understanding that there is something more beyond the visible brokenness of the world, and a yearning to act in ways that brings the goodness I know to the badness I see.

It is because of this that I am passionate…

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