(What does God's call to uphold justice have to do with the fact that we have a drop out rate in Woodlawn that exceeds 50%? What does God's call for us to love mercy have to do with those homeless folks who put us in awkward moments on the el? What does discipleship have to do with our resources beyond our money? What does an ambassador of Christ have to do with infant mortality, the working poor, or predatory lending?)
This week I am wrestling with how our work to raise funds connects with this overall vision of seeing Christians live out Micah 6:8 in relation to the inner-city. It is critical that those in relationship with Sunshine see the connection as a commitment to the cause of the Kingdom rather than an emotional (short lived) response.
So for those who have been with us in the past or were here this month, I just want to ask two questions here and invite you to respond.
1. Is it likely that anything actually changed in your life as a result of your week with us?
2. Our desire is not to lead you to partner with us through pity or emotion but by leading through our values. Did this happen with you and if so, what values did you perceive we hold most dear?