From my Theology from the Trenches: “…responsible citizenship is among our covenant responsibilities, and it is one of the ways in which we are responsive to the sovereign God of all creation. We seek the common good as a means by which we give expression to love of God and neighbor. This is a countercultural activity because, as [Ernie] Cortes puts it, “This culture tells us that we are individual consumers, not citizens; that we are individual customers and clients rather than neighbors and members of associations.” So, if culture drains us of our God-given capacity to be responsible and responsive citizens and neighbors to one another, a primary work of the church is to teach what it means to be a neighbor.”



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