Tag Archive: service

Acts of Compassion

Especially during the season of Lent, Christians are urged to be intentional about acts of compassion and service.  We do these acts as away of following Jesus and seeking to become more Christ-like, showing God’s love to those who suffer or struggle.  As the familiar song says, “They will know we are Christians by our…

Spirituality and Social Justice

Sometimes, Christians speak of spirituality and social justice as if they were opposites: we can be either devoted to God and a life of prayer, or to serving others.  Jesus exposes this as a false division, and tells his followers that serving the hungry, the sick and “the least” is serving him. Christians who dive…

Elements of Discipleship

What needs to be part of the life of a person in order to grow as a disciple? There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are disciples, for we are all unique persons who relate and learn and minister in unique ways. Recognizing that uniqueness, we can still provide a…