The Marks of Love are not some check-list we need to get busy working on. Br. Mark Brown encourages us, before setting out to “accomplish” the fourth Mark of Love, to reflect on how the power of God has transformed unjust structures of society in the past.
Transcript: The five Marks of Mission might come across to you as a kind of to-do list, or even a checklist, of things you ought to be doing. But I think it’s especially important to remember that these are signs of God’s love already in action in the world, and they have been since the time of Jesus. The power of God has worked through the church, through the people of God, to transform unjust structures of society, it’s been happening all along. Not perfectly, not completely, there is still much to do. But before you decide what you’re going to do, we need to think about how has the power of God worked through God’s people in the past, and presently in the moment, to transform unjust structures of society.
– Br. Mark Brown
Question: How has the power of God transformed unjust structures of society?
Icons are images that open us up. They act as windows that let the light of God shine in. This week’s activity invites you to compose your own “icon” for the Kingdom of God. Draw or paste in pictures that help you recall God’s vision, to create a collage that lets God’s light shine in.