Check out christianaudio.com to download one of Tim Keller’s first books, Ministries of Mercy. In this book Keller’s shares a gospel-driven vision of social justice. Unforunately it’s all too easy to care more about social causes than Jesus, but Keller reminds us that the most powerful acts of mercy keep Jesus in sight.
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Why would someone risk his safety, destroy his schedule, and become dirty and bloody to help a needy person of another race and social class? And why would Jesus tell us “Go and do likewise”? Like the wounded man on the Jericho road, there are needy people in our path- the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our place of worship. God call us to be ministers of mercy to people in need of shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.
If social justice fires you up, or at least interests you (and it should) then do not pass up this opportunity!