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It’s Father’s Day, and I’m proud of my kids. It’s Father’s Day, and I’m proud of my kids. Last night we participated as a family in a march for equality in our corner of town. We walked with a sign that declared “Black Lives Matter”, and we mean it. Now, I’ve seen people arguing about the organization itself, mostly along political lines. But engaging the world at all is an act of grace in the face of evil. If you vote Democrat, there is likely evil present. If you vote Republican, there is likely evil present. There is no evil, but rather good, in recognizing the worth and dignity of humans and seeking to bring about a fairer world for our black friends and neighbours. In fact, it is the call of every Christian and at the heart of loving your neighbour. This is not about partisan politics (I can’t vote here anyway), but faithfulness. ⁣
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It is clear to me that people have suffered and are suffering the compounded effects of both policies AND the personal actions of individuals. We can do something about both, and change is already underway. ⁣
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The Church should be a place of radical reconciliation, repentance and forgiveness, and healing. It was a joy to see churches at the heart of this march, and leading that call with one voice. Because God took his people to task for carrying on as normal while the legal system compounded injustice. He called it evil. ⁣
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We must put Christ first, remembering that we are called to love God with every facet of our lives—not just our songs, churchgoing, or vote—and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. This is our way of doing exactly that. ⁣
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God, speaking through the prophet Amos:⁣
“Seek good, not evil,⁣ that you may live⁣
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you,⁣ just as you say he is⁣
Hate evil, love good;⁣ maintain justice in the courts.⁣
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I hate, I despise your religious feasts;⁣
Your assemblies are a stench to me.⁣
Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them⁣
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.⁣
Away with the noise of your songs!⁣
I will not listen to the music of your harps.⁣
But let justice roll on like a river,⁣
Righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
Even in these troubled times I know God, you are f Even in these troubled times
I know God, you are fighting for good. 
Even if it’s hard to see. 
Even if it’s hard to say.
I’m going to say it anyway:
#godisgood
Even in these troubled times I know God, you are f Even in these troubled times
I know God, you are fighting for good. 
Even if it’s hard to see. 
Even if it’s hard to say.
I’m going to say it anyway:
#godisgood
Even in these troubled times I know God, you are f Even in these troubled times
I know God, you are fighting for good. 
Even if it’s hard to see. 
Even if it’s hard to say.
I’m going to say it anyway:
#godisgood
Looking forward to this important convo—tune in Looking forward to this important convo—tune in over at @thevillagenash on FB or Youtube Sunday night!
My new song GOOD is available TODAY! So head over My new song GOOD is available TODAY! So head over to wherever you stream music and give it a spin/share/download. More importantly, I thought it might be good to remind each other of the ways we’ve seen God at work in 2020. So, help me get the ball rolling. Use the hashtag #GodisGoodin2020 and share how God has been working in your life, and in the world, even now. 
For me, it’s been an incredible time with family and, though I hope this is the hard part now, I’m really looking forward to the ways life will be better for so many as this cultural sea change comes to fruition. Im praying we grow together through it, rather than further divided, and I do see glimpses of that already.
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