Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20)
For Christians, giving shelter and hospitality go to the heart of what it means to love our neighbour.
In the gospels, the example of Christ is one of a leader who frequently relied on the kindness of strangers to meet basic needs, illustrating by example the dignity of the poor and homeless.
At the same time, Scripture repeatedly emphasises the need to challenge injustice and work to change the structures that trap people in poverty, isolation and despair.
As levels of homelessness rise, so does the need for the Church to speak up and act.
New Bible Study Resource
To help the Church act, The Irish Council of Churches recently launched a Homelessness Resource in Belfast, attended by our Community Partnerships Manager, Andrew.
Digging deep into the Bible and exploring what it has to say around this issue, this resource will challenge the church to act.
In six months a lot can change in anyone’s life.
And it is our responsibility as the Church and Bible Society NI to be there to help and serve when it does.
Get your copy today!
We have ten copies of the resource available in our office, which we highly commend to you and your church as a means of Bible engagement and faith in action.
Please get in touch with us today for your copy.
You can also download a copy here: https://www.irishchurches.org/cmsfiles/homeless/downloads/study_resource.pdf
Or contact The Irish Council of Churches (48 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6AZ) on +44 (0) 28 9066 3145 for a physical copy.
Together we can speak and practically show the Good News of Jesus as we respond to this issue.
Partner with us today!