Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Worship & Justice

The name of the Love in Public series comes from a quote by Dr. Cornel West: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” In the first message of the series, Pastor T. C. teaches on the “transitive property” of love. When we passionately love God, we develop love for those whom God loves. Therefore, worship cannot be divorced from justice. God is deeply concerned for the well-being of the most vulnerable members of society. This is what the Scriptures say consistently and fervently. If we say we love God but do not seek to love the people God loves in public (i.e. justice), then we are liars (cf. 1 John 4). God calls for God’s people to be a society of shalom, a new way of being human community together. This necessarily entails justice.