“Woe to you scribes, and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others” (Matthew 23:23).

The various and worthwhile causes that compete for our time, attention, and resources can soon take on a “flavor of the day” appeal. The advocacy for justice, mercy, and faithfulness that Jesus envisions, however, isn’t “cause” driven but is a comprehensive and pervasive reality that is to exist because of who we are in Christ Jesus.

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