A voice that builds our faith towards Jesus Christ the Savior. 一个建造我们归向救主耶稣基督的声音。
Friday, May 11, 2012
04 May 2012 By Sivin Kit
Almost all of the articles in the Micah Mandate have been in English, so it is refreshing to have an entry in Chinese. A personal story and reflection (inclusive of the photos) under the title“428: I am a Pastor, I’m walking the Streets now.” is reposted with permission from Malaysian Lutheran pastor Calvin Lim. We look forward to and welcome contributions in Tamil and of course Bahasa Malaysia.
There is no doubt that many of our pastors have chosen to walk with the Rakyat during the recent Bersih 3.0. Let us not forget, pastors wear two hats during this walk: one as shepherds who walk with their sheep, i.e. many of the members under their pastoral care, and the other as a fellow citizen concerned with the state of our nation. They are part of the Rakyat too!
It is tempting, especially given the many recent controversies , for the public to perceive the Christian community in Malaysia as preoccupied with religious issues affecting ourselves. But the evidence of Christians and Christian leaders participating in Bersih 3.0 reflects that we are attentive to and will make our voice heard on issues that affect ALL of us in Malaysia.
May the words of a pastor who struggled not only externally with injustice, but also internally in prayer and reflection with great intensity give all of us encouragement during these critical times.
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer