Just Faith – a call to merge faith and action.

May 19, 2010 at 7:47 am Leave a comment

I went to the recent talk by Jack Jezreel, founder of Just Faith (JustFaith.org). They sponsor an intensive weekly group study program that examines the call of Christians for social action and changing our world.

He makes the case that faith cannot be separated from concern and action for the poor. The old testiment describes this call to help and remember the poor as Justice. Doing this justice is how we establish a covenant, a relationship with God. He goes so far as to provocatively say that no interest in the human condition means no Christian faith.

Faith in Jesus specifically means more than just belief, it also means following him. Doing what he did, helping those around him. In the Sermon on the Mound, Jesus talks about a love of all without exception. This love naturally pays special attention to those who need help the most (Catholics call this the option for the poor).

The goal of these study programs is to awaken the need to express our faith through action in more and more Christians. To reawaken what Christianity should be all about. To make justice flow like waters.

Please look into this, this is what our faith needs.


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