"Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly”
by Pastor Cassie Nault
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8
In this beloved verse from the book of Micah, God is probably shaking his head as the people of Israel ask what is required of them to get right with God. They (and we) should already know. We are to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. It is clear throughout the scriptures, and it’s both simple and complex - especially in this world where “justice” often gets defined as “revenge,” and “kindness” is seen as a way to get one’s way. Even walking “humbly” doesn’t seem to be a priority for many in life.
Yes, being a Christian is about all of these things - and not so that we can gain some far-off reward, but so that we can be a part of bringing God’s kingdom to the world in the here and now. It’s not about knowing where we go when we die as much as it is knowing that we are serving God as we live. During this year’s season of Lent, we will be exploring how we "Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly” by looking at the partnerships we have with charitable organizations, such as Lutheran Mideast Development, the Ihimbo Congregation in Tanzania, and Loaves and Fishes.
Mark your calendars for Wednesdays in Lent from Ash Wednesday, February 18th through Wednesday, March 25th: 11am Mid-day Worship with Lenten Lunch following; 5:30pm Wednesday Dinner, 6:30pm Worship with Holden Evening Prayer.