Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thought for the Day

When people begin moving beyond charity and toward justice
and solidarity with the poor and oppressed, as Jesus did, they
get into trouble. Once we are actually friends with folks in struggle,
we start to ask why people are poor, which is never as popular
as giving to charity. . . Charity wins awards and applause, but
joining the poor gets you killed. People do not get crucified
for charity. People are crucified for living out a love 
that disrupts the social order, that calls forth a new world.
~ Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution


Shane Claiborne (Zondervan Profile)

The Simple Way (Claiborne founded this inner-city community in Philadelphia.

Blog at Sojourners

Interview, "Shane Claiborne: Interview with a New Monastic", Krista Tippett on Being, July 1, 2010


Louise Gallagher said...

Fabulous quote.

Thanks for the inspiration this beautiful Sunday.

Ami Mattison said...

Radical thought, indeed! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring quote!

S. Etole said...

A very important distinction between the two.