Meeting 1: This is an “upstream” ministry
“You can’t start a movement,
but you can prepare for one”
~ Vincent Harding
Sunday we had our first meeting of this exciting new group that has committed itself to exploring issues of social justice, educating one another about the truths of social justice, and embracing the principles of social justice.
There is a common story about a man who sees another man drowning in the river and immediately rushes into save him, soon after getting ashore he sees another man caught in the current and drowning in the river so he boldly rushes in to save that man as well, once ashore he is now very tired but sees yet another victim of the river and heroically charges back into the water to save him. This continues for some time until the man is collapsed on the shore barely able to move. Finally, the man decides he has no choice but to go upstream to see if he can find who or what is throwing these people into the river in the first place.
While ministries at every point on the spectrum are important this is one that will look upstream to the sources of social injustice and seek effective solutions there.
Check back soon for notes, topic questions, reading lists, and much more to come!