Monday, April 23, 2018

24 hours with Justice for All (JFA)

I have not posted for such a long time, but this is a great opportunity to start again.

Our family spent the last 24 hours with our missionary friends of Justice for All, who travel the country ministering on college campuses. They engage students and the general public about one of the most controversial human rights issues of today.
But what is different about JFA is their approach, which is based on listening, patience, finding common ground and loving those they converse with.
Not many people truly listen to others anymore and even fewer listen with love.  Thank you for your example Steve, Jon, Rebecca, Susanna, Grace and the whole team.

           If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal … Love is patient, love is kind … it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.   -   1 Corinthians 13 (excerpts)

We had some very interesting encounters today, but I would like to leave you with a touching story from a JFA event held in 2017.

Our small display, side 1

Side 2

Isabella, Anna and Norine

More listening

fellowship at our house

what do you think?