We believe in a God who challenges us to do something about the hurt and injustice that we see around us.
In Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
As Ghandi said, "we must be the change that we want to see in the world". Or, as Barak Obama said more recently,"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for.'
It is not someone else's responsibility, but ours to ensure that we tackle the poverty and injustice we see around us. That, of course, is easier said than done. The Besom in Sheffield was therefore set up to enable people who wanted to have an intentional involvement with the poor to be able to use their time, skills, things and money in a way that makes a long term difference to someone in need.