Jesus himself insisted, preached and practiced social work. Here are a few claims to support this plight. In Luke Chapter 4, Luke gives the account of Jesus reading from Isaiah 61: 1 - 2. Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One, proclaimed the following mission through the Isaiah passage in Luke 4: 16 - 19, as jotted below.
- proclaim the Good news to the poor
- bindup the broken-hearted
- proclaim the freedom for the captives
- release the prisoners from darkness
- comfort all who mourn
Micah 6:8 gives the call to all Christians and all social workers: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”