God cares about how we treat other people. While our salvation is a free gift, it is a gift that inspires us to show the love of God to others. How we do for the “least of these” has spiritual value! Social justice has the biggest impact on the marginalized groups in our communities. If we want to be those that show care for people in need we have to care about just the policies, systems, and actions that are common in our society. When we start seeing God’s heart for the needy, a passion to act, serve, love, and come alongside those in need should begin to well up in our hearts. Our God is one of action, seeing our needs, and calling us all to be people that show His love to our world.
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
~ Matthew 25:40 [NLT]