What Micah Six Ate Is About
Why I Do What I Do
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV
For me, the meaning of this verse has become a personal conviction. While each is very good, I believe justice and mercy are very different.
Mercy is reaching out to someone in need and offering them immediate relief by providing food, shelter, clothing, or some other necessity they simply do not have. The verse says to love mercy cherish it, hold it dear, make it a priority.
Justice and Mercy
Justice is when we want for someone exactly the same things we want for ourselves. This is much more difficult to achieve. Justice requires us to question and reconcile the reasons why people are in such great need.
Justice goes a step beyond mercy by teaching and showing others how to have what they need. Justice takes much more time and energy. A relationship has to be established with those in need. Mutual respect must exist and be nurtured. There are great agencies established and maintained by dedicated people who work for justice. Micah Six Ate Bakery exists to assist them. A portion of the bakery’s proceeds will go to support these agencies.
Micah Six Ate Bakery as a home business exists so that I can accomplish for myself a dream but also so others can live life the way I believe God envisioned having health and happiness while fulfilling our individual purpose for Him.