Let’s ask ourselves the following:
- How often do I have absolutely no food to eat and no access to food?
- How often do I have to sleep on the streets because there’s nowhere else for me to go?
- How often am I sick or on the brink of death because I’ve got no clean water to drink?
- How often do I have to wear the same clothes over and over again, because it’s all I have?
- How often do I need to walk everywhere I want to go because I don’t have a car?
- How often can’t I go to school/university because I don’t have access to education?
And the list can go on and on! Chances are you and I have probably answered “never” to most of those questions. Yet, there are far worse things that people are going through today than mentioned above. So what do we do? We tend to not appreciate what we do have and in doing so, we become numb to the real needs around us.
We can’t call ourselves Christians if we are not desiring to become more and more like Christ every day. And if we are striving to be like Him, it is impossible to turn a blind eye to the social injustices in the world today. Jesus was, and still is, passionate about the hungry, the thirsty, the poor, the homeless, the captive, the widow and the orphan. He is passionate about the refugee, the asylum seeker, the child labourer and the sex slave.
So, calling ourselves Christians and the church… and not making time to do something about the social injustices that are around us, is an oxymoron.
Have an awesome day making a difference.