The other day I was waiting in line for coffee when someone cut in front of me. ‘That’s not fair,’ I thought until I heard he was rushing to the hospital to see his son. So now is it fair? The Rabbis taught ‘justice” is woven into the very fabric of creation. Hebrew uses two different words for the idea of ‘right’. Tzadek which refers to a person’s heart, and Mishpat which refers to the social world we live in.
As we focus this month on the great joy of helping others outside the walls of our church, we’re reminded that ‘doing the right thing’ brings about the maximum blessings to the giver as well as to the receiver.
Dr. Mark Brewer
Interim Senior Pastor