It is My Problem
How often do we see a need or injustice taking place in someone's life but we choose to ignore it or pretend it doesn't exist? The barrier of saying "It is not my problem" must be overcome because God calls us to live justly and mercifully to our neighbors. To love God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind means our neighbor's concern is our concern too. It's when we lovingly give to others that we testify to the eternal life we have in Christ Jesus.
Barriers and Blind Spots
It is without question that we, the Church, have to take action in response to the social issues and sins in our country and around the world. But with all the talk about seeking justice and loving others, it seems like the real battle is in the hearts of Christians. That is, we all have potential barriers and blindspots that have hindere, and often blocked, our pursuit of mercy, justice, and love. The tragic thing is that most of us don't know it, or...won't admit it! How do we pursue Micah 6:8 in a manner that is authentic and God-centered? We believe that the changed heart WILL lead a person to action. We also believe that action without a changed heart is just as tragic in missing out on God's heart and purposes in building His kingdom.