This group of vulnerable people appear together throughout the Bible, so they are no accident. By contrast, we don’t hear so much about God watching over the comfortably middle-class. It’s not that God doesn’t love us all equally, it’s that this love requires lifting up the vulnerable
and oppressed, so that all might live life to the full. The Bible makes it clear this is our calling, as individuals and as nations.
Question: What would it mean if we were to follow God’s heart and place the vulnerable – and even the foreigner – at the centre of our concern?
Prayer: Praise the Lord, my soul! You are the maker of heaven and earth, you are faithful forever. You watch over the foreigner, and sustain the fatherless and the widow: teach me to do the same, that all of us may have abundant life. Amen.
We are reading the Bible with Justin Whelan until 16 June.