Last weekend I was reminded again of why we do what we do. One of our volunteers had been given the opportunity to share with his church about why he serves with CLA-LA. I always like to hear our story told by our volunteers, interns, and clients: it reminds me of the incredible heart change and people-to-people connections that happen when we meet to serve. What he said has been resonating with me this week.
There is one verse that seems to inevitably come up when we discuss living a just lifestyle as a follower of Christ. For those of you who have been around CLA-LA for a while, you know this verse as one of the cornerstones of our mission. Perhaps it has become a bit trite. But for all its familiarity, it is profound in its simplicity:
"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
Pages on pages, days and years and millennia have been spent trying to define and describe what it means to live a good life. Micah does it in one sentence. But the brevity of his mandate can sometimes obscure its wide-reaching impact.
This blog is written by staff, supporters, and friends of CLA-LA to encourage the pursuit of justice in every area of life.