Monday, August 18, 2014

A Response to Ferguson

Whatever is known or not known, whatever is clear or unclear, whatever has been or will be felt or said or done in the aftermath of Ferguson, this is true:

“The Hebrew scriptures have a very simple and direct message: God always hears the cry of the oppressed; God cares about human suffering and the conditions that cause it.

“God is searching for a body, a community of people to care for the things God cares about.  God gives power and blessing so that justice and righteousness will be upheld for those who are denied them.  This is what God is like.  This is what God is about.  This is who God is.

“To forget this, to fail to hear the cry, to preserve prosperity at the expense of the powerless, is to miss what God has in mind.”

                Rob Bell and Don Golden in Jesus Wants to Save Christians

John Franklin Hay 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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