Genuine Activism

Here we go “stealing” titles again!  This is another one from a Nouwen devotional (my gosh, they are SO good! We have four that we’ve collected from other years, and we’re reading them all again, as well as the current one!)

This particular reading follows so well with yesterday’s post, talking about “Christian action”, which is not activism…

“An activist wants to heal, restore, redeem, and recreate…
          but those acting ‘within the house of God’ point through their action to the healing, restoring, redeeming, and re-creating presence of God.

“[Genuine activism] is not a nervous effort to bring divided people together,
          but a celebration of an already established unity.

“[Genuine activism] is not an anxious human effort to create a better world.
          It is a confident expression of the truth that in Christ, death, evil, and destruction have been overcome!”

“In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.” (Isaiah 2:2)

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