"Whom Shall I Send?"

November 26, 2014

It seems like an appropriate week to post this one.

 

The idea behind this comic isn’t original to me; I don’t remember where I first saw it, but I’ve wanted to do something with it for a while because it speaks so simply and powerfully to the Christian responsibility to act on behalf of those who need it most.  I myself have often wondered why God doesn’t intervene more obviously to stop the evils of our world.  I’ve also come to realize that the same could be asked of me.  If I see so much wrong with the world around me, why am I not doing something to make it better?

 

I tell my students this all the time: how we respond to what we encounter in life is vitally important; it determines whether we show the world the love of Christ or confirm the hypocrisy of which followers of Christ are often accused.  This is especially the case when it comes to how we respond to the evils of the world.  Whether it be in Ferguson or elsewhere, if we respond to injustice, violence, and hatred with injustice, violence, and hatred we will only create more injustice, violence, and hatred.

 

And if the people who are supposed to represent Christ to the world are caught up in that cycle, who’s left to communicate the grace, mercy, and love of God?

 

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