This Lent, as we are in year C, our bible study will focus on a favourite subject in the gospel of Matthew, that of righteousness or justice. Christianity has had a long history of advocating for justice for all people, and the Christian scriptures in particular show that God has a real heart for justice, and for the rights of all humanity. We find these concepts figure prominently in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, particularly the gospels.
Jesus, citing the Old Testament, also encourages us to love our neighbour, and treat them as we would want to be treated. But what does this mean in our times? How does God expect us to live in the light of these concepts? What does it mean to be disciples that are ‘salt’ and ‘light’? And what does any of this have to do with the usual Lenten practice of giving something up for Lent?
If you are wondering about any of these things, or just want to explore the concept of what the bible and Matthew says about loving your neighbour or living justly further, come along and join us during Lent on Thursday morning at 10.00 am or Thursday evening at 7.00 pm for our new bible study, Just Add Salt, starting 5 March. We will be using a book to assist us called Everyday Justice by Julie Clawson. Cost of the book is $25. Please contact the church office if you would like to attend.