This Chapel at Northwestern segment features Eugene Cho. Eugene is the lead pastor at Quest Church, executive director of the Q Cafe, and is the founder of One Day’s Wages, a non profit organization focused on global poverty.
He explains that we do compassion and justice not just because it matters to God. We do these things because by doing them we are living into who God has created us to be from the beginning of time.
“When you and I step into who God created us to be you become, day by day, step by step, moment by moment, you become more into the very creations God designed you to be.”
So, when Christians live on their own and show through their actions that they don’t care, they are in fact living contrary to God’s design.
“It’s not just about ‘I choose not to do these things.’ You’re actually dying.”
When God tells us to pursue justice and love compassion it’s not just because God wants to use us to change the world. God wants us to flourish. God loves us, and when he calls us to be compassionate and merciful to the world it’s because he wants to bless us too.
When we know that God loves us it makes everything more clear. We know that we are responding to the revelation of God. Even if we’ve heard that God loves us over and over, there can never be too much of that truth.
“The phrase God loves you is the most important truth you can hear.”
Eugene emphasizes that as we talk about important issues of compassion and building up the kingdom we have to do so remembering that God loves us. God delights in us.
Key Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21
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