Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Not-So-Deep Service VS. Truly Deep Justice

Not-So-Deep Service
FOR others
Service is something we do for others.
Service is an event.
Service expects results immediately.
The goal of service is to help others.
Service focuses on what our own ministry can accomplish.
Service is serving food at the local homeless shelter.

Deep Justice
WITH others
Justice is something we do with others.
Justice is a lifestyle.
Justice hopes for results some time soon but recognizes that systemic change takes time.
The goal of justice is to remove obstacles so others can help themselves.
Justice focuses on how we can work with other ministries to accomplish even more.
Justice means asking why people are hungry and homeless in the first place--and then doing something about it.

-Youth Specialties, CORE '08 "Generation: Change" resources