In the Bible, the physical state of a nation at times serves as a reflection of its spiritual state. More precisely, a nation’s infrastructure can signal the state of its covenantal relationship with God.
The health and lives of our nation’s citizens are at stake when it comes to our infrastructure. We are in need of an Isaiah moment, a moment in which we answer the call to be repairers of the breach and restorers of streets. On the whole, faith communities have been stronger at responding to man-made disasters than preventing them. With a growing awareness of the dangers before us, that situation will hopefully begin to change, or else we will continue to face the consequences of more and more suffering due to inaction. A movement for infrastructure justice can no longer be delayed.
Learn more through our series of commentaries on infrastructure justice by Rev. Brooks Berndt: