Abductive Columns

Saturday, November 19, 2005

God's Concern

God’s concern has always been for the poor—-poor in spirit, poor in hope, poor in food, poor in connection, and poor in love. God is not only concerned but present with the poor, for blessed are the poor. When we join the activity of God, we join those who go without. Our prayer is not only for the poor, but we pray as the poor—for we are all lacking in what we need. In this recognition we find the life of God.

from the book by Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill; Body Prayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God (watch for my review of this book on New Wineskins and Next Wave Magazine)
The House of Representatives narrowly passed a budget proposal (217-215) that, if enacted, would make severe cuts to our nation's most vital anti-poverty programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and child care. “Woe to you legislators of infamous laws.....” Jim Wallis.
from Greg Taylor's blog

Is God speaking to the His bride? Is He telling his people something about opportunity and responsibility?


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