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TPS =Think, Pray, and Then Do What?

February 26, 2017

A mission moment from my denomination —

The Rev. Michael Williams, who serves West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, believes justice is about more than legalities, winning conflicts and being right or wrong. “Justice,” he said, “is about everybody getting what they need to have a quality life.”

Often, when we consider the kinds of injustices in our world, we think of heartaches with headlines: homelessness, starvation, war and conflict, gender inequality, racism, physical and verbal abuse and sex trafficking.

What determines quality of life? Maybe, for you, it is clean sheets, while for another person, it is a mat on a dirt floor. Do you hope for a pay raise? Someone else prays for a paycheck. Should you use clean water to make your lawn greener or to mix nutrients for healthier children?

The United Methodist Church asks members of God’s family to think compassionately, pray wholeheartedly and share with open hands. (—

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