Care for the poor and oppressed has always been chief among the mission priorities that God established for the people of Israel. Through the ages, it has been a chief concern of the church – that is us.
When God chooses you and Jesus calls you to fulfill God’s mission, who you are makes no difference.
These words are also a call to our congregations learn new ways of doing things. Things that worked fine 10 or 20 years ago, when there were 350 in the pews, don’t always seem practical now.