EMERGING VALUES ~ RELEVANCE
How relevant is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God? When there are those who are oppressed, who hunger and thirst, not only for justice, but liberty from poverty, the Gospel, as good news must become relevant in issues of social and economic justice, and not just personal salvation.
When we find the naked, we are to clothe them. When we find the hungry, we are to fee them. When we find the homeless, we are to provide shelter for them. When we find the unemployed, we are to assist them in finding sustainable employment. When we find the hopeless, we are to reach out to them with dignity and respect and offer them hope. Hope in God and hope in being a part of a redemptive community, that seeks to be agents of grace, love, hope and peace to those in need. This is what it is in making the Kingdom of God relevant to everyday living.