Is it the Church’s job to be the nation’s paramedic? – by Andy Flannagan

All over the UK the Church is doing an incredible job.

We are running food banks…mentoring teenagers at risk…counselling those in debt… befriending the elderly…sheltering the homeless…running parent-toddler groups… homework clubs…music and arts workshops…healing on the streets…sports camps… working with prisoners…community choirs…

It is wonderful, but there is a danger.

The church may spend the next fifty years being the nation’s paramedic, treating the victims of a flawed system but failing to bring righteousness and justice to the system itself.

So what can we do? Well the answer is that we need to show up in places where we can make a difference to the system itself. This is what politics is all about.

Have a watch of this short film from Christians in Politics and share it with others…

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2 Responses to Is it the Church’s job to be the nation’s paramedic? – by Andy Flannagan

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  2. S Mawudoku says:

    hello Mr Andy Flannagan

    Yes, it is so easy for church the nation’s paramedic, treating the victims of a flawed system but failing to bring righteousness and justice to the system itself.
    We need more Christian politicians in the council chamber right of to parliament itself to often Christians stand on the side lines criticising politician but fail to support them in the venues stated above
    S Mawudoku.

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