I’m reflecting on Luke 3:7-18 and blogging about workers movements and union members over at Interfaith Worker Justice today. Here is part of what I wrote:
I often think about how brave John was. How did he – this man who lived off locusts and wild honey, who dressed in camel’s hair, who had no power in the Roman Empire – have the courage to stand up and boldly proclaim this truth when it was sure to get negative backlash by those in power? Then I think about how much his prophetic voice proclaiming this harsh good news in the wilderness was needed. Without it, so many of those on the margins would have been left hopeless. And yet, with it, a way was paved for our loving Savior Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, and many who followed him in his movement of radical love that proclaims peace and justice for all.
This reminds me of the brave union members and worker movements who are some of the bold prophetic voices of our day.
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