At this point in our discussion of Will and Lisa Samson's Justice in the Burbs
, I want to bring up the issue of what stands in the way of our engaging in justice. If we as Christians have been called to act justly and to "be Jesus" to those around us, it is obvious that we have not done a perfect job at this. In fact some people don't even know about justice and others go to churches that preach against it. Justice isn't happening as it should in the church today. So what stands in our way? What prevents us from doing justice, what excuses to we give?
Do we not know what we should be doing?
Do we not know what needs to be done?
Are we afraid of what others will think?
Are we afraid for our safety?
Are we to busy?
Do we think acting justly is too inconvenient or expensive?
Do we just not care?
Let's have an honest and open discussion about what prevents us from acting justly. Sometimes we ca talk about justice but never understand it in the context of our lives. I hope this discussion can help place justice within that context.
Labels: Book Discussions, Justice in the Burbs, Social Justice