Thursday, May 28, 2009

do justice.

Part of of my job description as Worship and Arts Administrator is working in The Kilns Bookstore one afternoon each week. ( I have been in the bookstore twice so far and am absolutely in LOVE with it. They sell a variety of books on culture, philosophy, social issues and theology. And it is filled with clothing, quilts, handmade cards, and many other beautiful works of art that support organizations who train and employ people in third-world nations. The whole idea is "shopping with a purpose," which I couldn't be more in love with. I definitely am looking forward to the afternoons that I will be working in there. I am sure it will feel like I am "working with a purpose" which totally might sound cheesy, but helping in that minute way sounds amazing to me.

In the fall, Ken (the Senior Pastor) will be teaching a class at The Kilns College about Human Rights. We hosted a meeting at the bookstore today that basically outlined what the class will be about. So much of it was information that I have never heard, or had heard and chosen to tune out of my comfortable bubble of a life that I live in. I was moved by how disconnected so many of us are from the reality of what is going on in this world and I hate that I have chosen to be someone like this. We are called, as disciples of Jesus to be more aware, we should desire this awareness and not only that but we should seek to "do justice" in every way that we can. Whether it's buying a scarf from a non-profit company that rescues women from sex-trafficking, being involved with missions or seeking to build this global awareness...there is always a way that even the busiest of us can "be the change that you want to see in the world."

Lord let me be that change...


  1. Glad you are there, GP. What an amazing & stretching experience this will be. I love that each of our steps can make us into something better than we were before if we decide to let them.