This global pandemic has clearly been a kairos moment where God has been opening up our eyes to significant issues ailing our world and society. We are being challenged anew to recognise our privilege and the opportunities we each have to make a difference, whether it is with our migrant workers, our racial minorities, the lgbtq community or with the environment.
Recently, Miak and I have been invited by various groups to respond to or be involved in conversations relating to the City Revival video and the new campaign by True Love Is. As a church, we have joined Heckin’ Unicorn, Oogachaga and other community organisations to express our love and support for all members of the LGBT+ community in Singapore and you can read the statement here: https://heckinunicorn.com/pages/statement-love-support-lgbt-members-community-in-singapore
On a more personal level, I have been mulling over what true compassion is, especially when responding to those we may disagree with or who we perceive are causing harm. Compassion is core to our faith but admittedly, it is not easy to practise well.
This Sunday, we will be reflecting on Jesus’ way of radical compassion from Matthew 9. If we could sum up the whole character of Christ in relation to ourselves, it can be captured in this one sentence, “He was moved with compassion.” (Matt 9:36)
May we be moved with compassion in the same way for the people that are on God’s heart.