It’s summer…I get it. It’s the season where everything is supposed to slow down but for some reason it all seems to speed up and before you know it your schedule is all out of whack. Between traveling/vacation, work, and trying to enjoy every second of the 3 months of sun and warmth we have – you’ve fallen behind on the Garden to City reading plan, right?
Well I wanna invite you to jump back in with us! This week we are exploring some of the Minor Prophets and some of the themes we discussed in our “Sacred/Secular” series about a month ago. We’re reading Amos this week and he has an incredibly important message for us as it relates to our culture and context today.
Martin Luther King Jr. famously quotes Amos in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”. In honor of him and the current culture I’d like to invite you to read the whole letter here, alongside of reading Amos and as you do – look for parallels between Amos’ culture and that of MLK, as well as things we are still wrestling with today. What would Justice look like today? What do Amos and MLK’s words mean for how we should live as a church?
“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” – Amos 5:24