Daily reading: 31 August
Speaking truth from the heart.
Oh Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart.
- Psalm 15:1-2.
Speaking truth from the heart is the very core of the work of Christian Aid.
We believe that poverty is an outrage. We speak truth to those in power and who are able to create change.
We challenge the structures and systems that allow poverty to persist. We stand by and speak up for the poor, the powerless, and the marginalised.
Right now, we’re campaigning for climate justice for the many people who are suffering the extremes of climate change who have done the least to cause the problem.
We believe each one of us deserves respect and care. We believe all people should be protected from harm, and have a chance to rebuild their lives.
If you are not yet a campaigner with Christian Aid, please take a look at our faith in action films to inspire you to take action.
We need you to raise your voice and speak truth from your heart.
Jesus who was angry,
Who cleared the temple with your indignation,
May your energy be in me
As I raise my voice
And stamp my feet
Today’s contributor: David Pain is former Director of Christian Aid’s Supporter and Community Partnerships Department.
Published on 31 August 2020