A way to live in your community:
Community leaders can use their power or position to enhance themselves rather than the people they serve. Do you see any leaders in your community acting in this selfish way? Are you checking out what you see with friends and neighbors?
[Mother’s Day on Sunday 5/8/16 may lead your church to read from Luke 1:39-56. Mary, now pregnant, visits her kinswoman, Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s baby moves in her womb when Mary appears. Mary praises God for the child she expects. By choosing the lowly Mary to bear Jesus, God has exalted average people over the powerful and wealthy.
Advocating for the common people brings one to challenge those in power who use their power wrongfully.]