Because God is both loving and just, Mennonites feel called to try to live lives that reflect justice in all of life, confronting the current issues of the day and recognizing the interconnected world in which we live.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. — Luke 4:18-19 (NRSV) • Context: Luke 4:14-30
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. — Luke 1:78-79 (NRSV) • Context: Luke 1:67-79