What does justice look like today? How do we, as followers of Christ, live out justice in our lives?
These are tough questions that can be intimidating to think about, let alone answer practically. Justice is a word that has been used differently in our culture today than God’s justice. This year, as we go into our theme of justice, we desire to stay close to God’s truth and find our bearings in His Word.
In the midst of a broken and fallen world, we may often find ourselves disoriented or disheartened. Often, it can be overwhelming for us to see the injustices and systems of oppression around us. As a result, we sometimes turn a blind eye to the brokenness around us because it is easier to do so. Instead, let’s look to God and learn to live out His godly justice in our lives in the brokenness. Let’s respond to his call to be people of justice, to be people who seek His face in their everyday lives.
This year at Theophilus, we will center ourselves on the theme of justice as we:
prayerfully shed light on the tensions and fractures of our culture
look towards the Gospel for an active, prophetic way of peace
We believe it is in and through the life of Jesus that we engage the areas of race, gender, and class. We are called to make known the liberating Good News for all people, in all places, at all times. God’s heart for justice is revealed from the first pages of Scripture to the last, as He relentlessly presses towards the redemption of the marginalized and the suffering. As we choose the way of Jesus, let us live boldly into the beloved community, where the image of God is recognized in each human being from every nation, tribe, people, and language. (Revelations 7:9).