Saturday, December 17, 2011

How are you helping the poor?

Poverty stock photo
“We cannot suffer with the poor when we are unwilling to confront those persons and systems that cause poverty. We cannot set the captives free when we do not want to confront those who carry the keys. We cannot profess our solidarity with those who are oppressed when we are unwilling to confront the oppressor. Compassion without confrontation fades quickly to fruitless sentimental commiseration.” ~  Henri J. M. Nouwen, Donald P. McNeill, Douglas A. Morrison: Compassion, page 122 

 Photo published in Christian Science Monitor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Truthfully, at times I feel pretty inadequate, but I do try. ~Mary