Kevin Blue: ‘Be the message’
Kevin Blue, author of Practical Justice: Living Off-Center in a Self-Centered World, sees a lack of concern for justice issues in the church, a simple disobedience to Jesus’ command for us to be the physical expression of his love for the poor and oppressed.
How do we address the lack of concern for substantive justice and righteousness in the church, beyond certain popular public topics? What does it mean to be the message and not simply say it?
It is my sincere hope that we shall come to terms with the whole of the gospel and see the kind of revival that many of us long for in the West. Indeed believers in other parts of the world long for a revival among us here, for they (more so than us) feel our shortcomings. We must take seriously Scripture’s call to justice, righteousness and concern for the poor.