Are we truly preparing?

Throughout the biblical story those who will be welcomed into the city are those who can make that city a place of healing and refuge, rather than a place where injustice and falsehood prevail. The implications provide a challenge to all of us who live in the modern city. If we are not working to walk righteously in our cities, to provide homes for the homeless, food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, and justice for those who are oppressed—in short, if we are not making our cities places of safety and fertile plenty—are we truly preparing for the coming of a saviour who will welcome us into the city by the gates?

Sylvia Keesmaat
The Advent of Justice