Thursday, January 08, 2009

Church: "rocking the boat", or the "ship of state"

What are we doing? Rocking the boat, or sailing the ship of state?

Religious congregations gather every day for prayer and Scripture reading without taking to heart Jesus’ command to seek justice and make peace. More often than not our churches promote personal piety but not the pursuit of economic justice and social liberation. They do not rock the ship of state. Rarely, in fact, do church officials proclaim good news to the poor or denounce the injustice that kills the poor. Rather, they roll on with the ship of state, a Titanic sailing to its doom.

John Dear, The Rebel Jesus

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