What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? — James 2:14-16
Times like these, while troubling, can help us to become aware of the privileged world we live in day-to-day.
Let it stir gratitude in you that you are used to supermarkets with filled shelves, easily accessible medication and free healthcare. Also take time to realise that not everyone in the world gets to live like this, through no fault of their own.
As Christians, we are called to reflect God’s heart of justice within this unjust world. How can you use your privilege to help others?
Today, consider how you can practically help those in need that are far from you. Many around the world live in danger and fear everyday – whether in war-torn or disease-stricken countries.
You can find out about and get involved with Hillsong’s social justice initiatives at www.hillsong.com/bwc