God’s people were commanded to act justly and generously towards those who couldn’t defend themselves, who could have easily been exploited.
Jesus spent time with people that “good society” wanted to ignore.
How do you respond to people on the edge of society, people who are “different”? Are you happy with your answer or do you need to seek God’s help to change?
Readings: Deuteronomy 24:17-22; Luke 5:27-32
Questions to think about:
- Which “other people” do you find it most difficult to get on with and why?
- When you seek to help the disadvantaged are you more likely to do so from a position of power or are you willing to develop real and meaningful relationships with them?
- What can you do this week to offer justice, to act generously, towards someone who is disadvantaged in some way?