Seek the Good of the City: A Conversation between Ekemini Uwan and Matthew Tuininga

Monday, 01 May 2017

To devote ourselves to the cause of our suffering neighbors is not to abandon our fidelity to the spiritual kingdom but to make the righteousness of that kingdom a reality in our lives.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jer. 29:4–7)</...

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