Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christ in His Poor

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, wrote, "We want no revolution; we want the brotherhood of men. We want men to love one another. We want all men to have what is sufficient for their needs. But when we meet people who deny Christ in His poor, we feel, 'Here are the athiests.' They turned first from Christ crucified because he was a poor worker, buffeted and spat upon and beaten. And now - strange thought - the devil has so maneuvered that the people turn from Him because those who profess Him are clothed in soft raiment and sit at well-spread tables and deny the poor."

- from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, 2010, by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro, page 110 (January 18). Published by Zondervan for The Simple Way and School for Conversion.

No comments: