In the book of Micah we are commanded to ‘Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God’. In Galatians Paul recalls being encouraged by the other apostles to ‘remember the poor’ as he preached the gospel. His response was to declare that he was most eager to do just that!
These weekly tips are to help us start seeking justice wherever we are. They are small, practical steps that we can all do and that together will make a huge difference. I want to take my personal justice seeking up a level this year and so I am going to try something new each week.
I hope you will join me.
Act Justly Now- Habit 10: Neighbours!
Last week I downloaded the new Nudge app for smarter campaigning. It works really well and I have already contacted my MP about the If campaign
What am I going to do this week?
If last week was about care of our global neighbours then this week is thinking about the neighbours closer to home. I am going to find ways to ‘love my neighbour’
How am I going to do this?
Our lives are busy. Sometimes too busy for the people who live next door and round the corner. Sometimes it is easier to give time to bless people we have never met through fundraising or campaigning than it is to build meaningful relationships with the people nearby. I am going to think about the people who live near me and find ways to bless them and build a deeper relationship with them. It might be finding a way to help them out or inviting them over or….
My friend Jenny Flannagan has written a brilliant blog on being a good neighbour you can read it here. She has four tips for would be good neighbours: It takes time, you need to be flexible, look for allies and keep at it! I am going to take the advice to heart.
Will you join me?
It would be great to have friends for the journey and so if you start doing this then do let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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