Presentation on theme: "Justice:The Reign of God’s Goodness Why does God lead the people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land? God has observed their misery, head their cry."— Presentation transcript:
Justice:The Reign of God’s Goodness Why does God lead the people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land? God has observed their misery, head their cry because of their taskmasters, and wants to deliver them from the Egyptians and bring them to a good and broad land flowing with milk and honey. Name at least three ways that God asked the Israelites to live out the law, “Love your neighbor as yourself?” Leave some of the harvest for gleaning by the poor Do not set dishonest prices Welcome strangers Every 7 years cancel all debts Deuteronony 26:12
Justice the Reign of God’s goodness According to the Prophets, God wants the humans to worship with compassion for others. Isaiah ask the people to loose the bonds of injustce, undo the thongs of the yoke, let the oppressed go free, share bread with the hungry, bring the homeless poor into their homes, cover the naked, and not hide from their own kin. Micah asks the people to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Justice: The Reign of God’s Goodness What is Justice? Justice is one of the Cardinal Virtues. It is the establishment of loving relationships among human beings, God, and creation so that life can flourish in the way God intends. What is injustice? Injustice is a condition in which people have put obstacles in the way of loving relationships, thus preventing life from flourishing as God intends.
Justice: The Reign of God’s Goodness Why is worship of God pointless if people do not love one another? If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3