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May God Grant You Holy Discontent

By Rev. Dave deFreese, Vice President of Church Relations and International Programming at Mosaic

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning."  --Joel 2:12

Never grow comfortable with cruelty.
Our personal sin is not God’s sole (soul) concern.Often the prophets called God’s people to repentance for the systematic sins of their community living; inequality, injustice, and the lack of hospitality.With dire warning, the prophet Joel calls the people to a fervent discontent with the way they were treating each other and the stranger.
Passionately oppose every bit of inhumanity you recognize.
Joel implores us, “Blow the trumpet…sound the alarm.”God cares how we attend the needs of one another.
Work for justice and be outraged when it is denied.
To have holy discontent is to see harm and to respond with hope.Holy discontent awakens us to be fully alert to the struggles around us and to be motivated to make a change that is for th…

Return to Me with All Your Heart

By Bishop Brian Maas