Who We Serve
Collaborative Justice and Mercy
How do we love our neighbor in our fast paced, disconnected, polarized, and technological world? Our neighbor the widow, orphan, incarcerated, immigrant, hungry, homeless, elderly, ill, and poor. How do we do it with love and mercy that is rooted in justice? How would we know if we are truly loving them and doing it effectively? Most efforts to solve today's problems operate in silos disconnected from one another. They are not working together to show the love, mercy, and justice of God.
Praxis Connections creates impact by connecting leaders, strategies, and resources that incorporates a theory & methodology of change we call Collaborative Justice & Mercy. Collaborative Justice & Mercy is rooted in the biblical values of Micah 6:8 and Matthew 25:31-46 and envelopes the following:
1) Shared Vision/Mission
2) Aligned Action
3) Shared Knowledge
4) Empowered Execution
5) Shared Metrics
6) Models & Mobilization of Resources
Collaborative Justice & Mercy flow out of a shared love of Christ, neighbor, neighborhood, and action.
Neighborhood Focused Collaborations
Not For Profits
Matthew 25:31-46 (NASB)
31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ 44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [a]take care of You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”