listening to the needs of others
O... the greek followers were pointing out an injustice to their widows, they weren't being given their share of food...
the Apostles respond with an action to see justice up held... they asked for 7 people to be appointed to hand out food so they can continue preaching and sharing.
and these 7 were then anionted for their job.
A. We all hear or see injustices in the world around us... some of them are huge like slavery, others seem small in comparison but just as real, like bullying... we aren't to ignore these issues in our community or nation or world
We all have a role to play in seeing justice come about... whether that is a practical way like the 7, or one of influence and direction like the Apostles.
The 7 also seemed to have just an ordinary job, with nothing special about it... however the people choose the 7 cause they loved God, could be trusted, and we get told that one was filled with the Holy Spirit... And also they were annointed for the job, the Apostles placed their hands on them and prayed for them...
There seems to be no job that is insignificant in God Church, and all get annionted into the job.
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