In this episode we continue to look at “presence” in our neighborhood.
Every city and neighborhood in the world has built in social ills: poor, widows, orphans, handicapped and sick (including mental illness). These social ills serve as an invitation for Christians to care. Think about Jesus ministry and the demonstration of God’s power. Jesus was healing the sick and caring for those in need. The work of Jesus amongst the vulnerable made the preaching about the Kingdom powerful.
The Bible says that the life of a religious person has an eye of compassion towards these vulnerable people. And the people rescued by Jesus are well equipped to be a part of their care. A christian has a well founded reason for caring for the vulnerable in their area. It just makes sense that a people who have been forgiven and pitted by God would show pity to others.