Justice without love will always fall short of what needs to be done. It will never be as good as it should be. Justice without love will never do justice to justice, nor will love without justice ever do justice to love; Dallas Willard – Knowing Christ Today
One of my stated goals when I first started writing was to help people better understand the “character” of God and the true calling of a Christ-follower. Over the years my writing has evolved and I have become more focused on the financial stewardship aspects of how that gets worked out but my passion and overall desire still includes all aspects of God’s character.
I was recently reminded of one of those aspects during in a Sunday service in which I heard noted international speaker and author Eugene Cho (www.eugenecho.com) speak on the subject of Justice and Compassion.
Eugene Cho is the author of “Overrated; Are We More In Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?” and founder of One Day’s Wages, a program that seeks to have westerners donate one day’s wages to support development programs around the world. This past Sunday, while I sat and listened to Cho speak I was also reminded of the words of the late Dallas Willard, quoted above.
What it all comes down to is this – God is Love.
Love is not a character trait of God, it is his essence. The character traits that are natural manifestations of God’s Love are things like Justice, Grace, Mercy and Compassion. While my focus is on financial stewardship the end result of what I hope to teach people is a more effective use of their resources in order to show the world the essence and character of God. The final point of our mission here at The Meekonomics Project is to teach people to leave a legacy. For a Christ-follower that legacy should include justice, mercy and compassion because that is what reflects not only the character but the essence of God.
Every human on the planet is an infinitely valuable image bearer of the divine. Justice and compassion begin with looking people in the eye and seeing the image of God in them. When you do that you will see love and be moved by a desire for compassion and justice. I promise.
But it will also be uncomfortable because when you look a homeless person, or a disabled person or just someone who is different from you in the eye you will inevitably be confronted with the next question; what are you going to do about it?
At the Meekonomics Project we want to help you answer that question. Our complete mission statement reads;
We are here to help people reconcile their relationships with God and Money through Education and Empowerment; to teach them to live Debt Free, Build Wealth and Leave a Legacy.
You can’t take it with you, so you may as well give it all away!
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