Ever feel like you wake up one morning and an entire month has gone by? That describes this summer in a nutshell. Between Alan’s races and crashes (still healing from a new one last Friday), taking on some more responsibilities and hours here at Quest, and living life, the summer has sped by. Also, this summer I had the chance to help out with logistics for a youth justice conference put on by the Evangelical Covenant Church here in Seattle. The conference was called Feet 2 Faith and addressed a lot of the justice areas I feel passionate about on a personal level: refugee and immigrant justice, creation care, international justice (focus on global AIDS and hunger crises), racial injustice in the US (focus on Seattle), homelessness, and our biblical calling to be agents of God’s justice and mercy in our world. Check out the video below. Thanks Jeff!
While I don’t usually work with youth in my role at Quest, there’s something powerful about teaching youth and children about these issues, issues that are mainly reserved for adult conversations. If we start teaching youth about justice, how much more will they be able to grapple with how to live as a Christian in an unjust world when they are older?
8 And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?
9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.