The Prophet Amos cries out: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:24) and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice.
This is the third of five Sundays with the theme “Let Justice and Peace Flow” which listens to the voices of the prophet and the apostle from and Environmental Justice perspective. Together, these Scripture passages illustrate the need for humans to repent of the harm we have caused in the past, and to act with love in the present and future, prioritizing the needs of those most in danger due to the climate crisis that faces us and our shared home.
Weekly scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-21 & Romans 14:1-12