Dear St. John’s,
“Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that means healing or repairing the world. According to an article by scholar Jonathan Krasner, “Many American Jews consider it a cornerstone of their Jewish identity, a key reason they’re committed to making the world a better place.”
As Christians, we also are called to be world healers. God called us in Genesis to be good stewards of Creation. And the Church’s mission, as described in the catechism in the back of our prayer book, is “to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ.”
This work of repair and restoration could take many forms: praying for others; performing acts of kindness and mercy; taking steps to help achieve justice and peace among all people, as we promise in the baptismal covenant; picking up trash or recycling our waste or planting a garden; engaging with others we disagree with in respectful dialogue.
What can we each do this week as part of Tikkun Olam?
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