Taking Time to Pause

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It's been a very busy summer, and today the weather is cooler and the sky a little grayer, as we move forward into the final quarter of 2015.

I have been writing and blogging and marching and learning and witnessing and singing ... and so have you.  And I think today may be a good time to take a moment to pause and reflect on why we have been so busy working for Justice.

We work because we are compelled by our faith.  Isaiah 1:17 ESV "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."

We work because God calls us.  Micah 6:8 ESV "what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

We work because we know that the Christ is in all persons.  Matthew 25:35-36 ESV "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."

And now, let us rest for a moment so that we may face the next challenges with renewed energy!  Ecclesiastes 4:6 ESV "Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind."

I continue to ask that you pray for me in the role of Public Theology Advocate as I take a stand for justice.  Respond to this blog, or contact me directly, with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns about social justice in the Pascack Valley region.

Lisa

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