[Disclaimer: The following thoughts are personal, and don’t necessarily reflect those held by Care for Children or my colleagues.]
For [Part 1] go here.
8 And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: 9 “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
In part 1 I suggested that ‘administering true justice’ is the Church’s mandate: a unique Christian calling based on the fact (yes, fact) that Jesus is true justice personified, that his resurrection administered true justice once-and-for-all by defeating death, and that as citizens of a new and eternal nation under his Kingship, Christians are called to give up their lives to bless the nations by administering (i.e. doing) true justice, equipped by scripture, and guided by the Holy Spirit. Yes, it’s as exciting as it sounds.