“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Last night we where blessed and challenged by a creative, informative and inspiring social justice concert called “I’ll Fight”. The concert featured the OCE Divisional Youth Chorus and the Canadian Staff Band.
The concert revisited the vision and mission of our founder, General William Booth. It has been 100 years since the promotion to glory of founder William Booth. The concert reminded us that while technology, commerce, and culture has changed much in the past century, there are still overwhelming social needs and systemic injustice to contend with. A century later, our mission remains the same: to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
As the service concluded Commissioner Brian Peddle challenged us to open our eyes, to really see the personal mission that God has called us to. Is there a neighbour that we need to lovingly and intentionally walk along side? Is there a cause that God is calling us to invest our time, energy, and resources to?
We were given immediate opportunities to respond such as supporting the Salvation Army Dignity Project, joining a prayer walk that evening (commenced downtown at the Toronto Harbour Light Center), or by assisting with Salvation Army World Missions projects. Check out the highlighted links in this post for more information.
May we each faithfully respond to His leading in our lives. Having understood his leading, may we then be ready to fight for the way of love… for his purposes in his world… by his grace!