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Our Fall Forum series focuses on the teachings of Micah 6:8, "what does the Lord require of your but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Over the Next 3 months, we will exploring the three actions we are called to through this verse. First up is "Do Justice". Each week a member of our clergy will offer a reflection on the upcoming lesson. This week is Reverend Patricia.
Justice is one of the most frequently recurring topics in the bible. The major Hebrew and Greek words for justice (mishpat, sedeqah, diskaiosune, krisis) occur over 1000 times. Yet modern readers often fail to recognize how pervasive the notion of justice is in the Bible. This Sunday, we will explore the foundations of biblical justice through five main themes that show up again and again in the Bible: shalom, covenant, Torah, deed-consequence, and atonement-forgiveness.
 
As you prepare for the Sunday forum, I invite you to reflect on 
 
·  How does your notion of justice relate to shalom, a state of well-being and wholeness that God always intended for creation?
 
·  How do we experience atonement and forgiveness through justice?
 
(Reflection by the Rev. Patricia Matthews)
 
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