• Being a nag for the poor

    Posted by Micah

    21 June, 2010

    Voices for Justice 2010 participate Nils von Kalm reflects on his time in Canberra

    This morning the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition spoke at what was quite literally our signature event - signing the Micah Call - a statement pledging to support the aims of Micah Challenge - something that 112,000 other Australians have signed. When Mr. Abbott spoke, he mentioned that we are nags and that people in power need nags like us to keep them accountable.

    One of the things that has jumped out at me at this event is that our times of worship - when we're singing - are so much more meaningful in the context of what we are ultimately here for. Over the last 2 days we have spent a bit of time singing songs of praise to God for who He is - a God of justice, mercy, and compassion. And it meant so much more than just words, as we were here in the nation's capital to put into practice the words of the prophet Micah - to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). The worship was not just a feel-good session of empty praise. I'm so glad to be part of a movement like this where we can put into action on a large scale what we all have a deep conviction about - that God hates poverty and commands us to work to alleviate it as our life's calling.

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