20
Apr
09

Monday with….Shane Claibourne

“I asked participants who claimed to be “strong followers of Jesus” whether Jesus spent time with the poor. Nearly 80 percent said yes. Later in the survey, I sneaked in another question, I asked this same group of strong followers whether they spent time wit the poor, and less than 2 percent saishane-claiborned they did. I learned a powerful lesson: We can admire and worship Jesus without doing what he did. We can applaud what he preached and stood for without caring about the same things. We can adore his cross without taking up ours. I had come to see that the great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor.” 
— Shane Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical)

 

I love this challenge to the understanding and depth of relationship between poor and rich…great book too.

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