I read two fantastic quotes today on Susan Phillips' facebook page.
"To show compassion for an individual without showing concern for the structures of society that make him an object of compassion is to be sentimental rather than loving." ~ William Sloane Coffin, Credo
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why are they poor, they call me a Communist." ~ Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Archbishop
I understand that there is a news network that no longer uses the word "rich" to describe the top 1% income bracket, but instead say "job creators." These two pastors would be good for them to read. But perhaps news organizations don't concern themselves with what is "loving."
later edit: Oh my goodness. I *love* Susan. She had this, too...
"Sometimes I would like to ask God why he allows poverty, suffering and injustice when he could do something about it. But then I'm afraid God would ask me the same question." ~ Anonymous