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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

At a Personal Sacrifice

In the first centuries of Christianity the hungry were fed at a personal sacrifice, the naked were clothed at a personal sacrifice, the homeless were sheltered at a personal sacrifice. And because the poor were fed, clothed and sheltered at a personal sacrifice, the pagans used to say about the Christians: "See how they love each other."
In our own day the poor are no longer fed, clothed or sheltered at a personal sacrifice, but at the expense of the taxpayers. And because the poor are no longer fed, clothed and sheltered the pagans say about the Christians: "See how they pass the buck."
--Peter Maurin--

1 Comments:

Blogger Moneybags said...

Unfortunately, this quotation is true: there is a lack of compassion today, and I only hope that the Church continues to grow not in size but in hearts and minds especially to proclaim Christ to all peoples.

I've been in the argument faith vs. works many times, and you can see here how necessary works are. After all, without the orginal act of the Cross would faith have any value?

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