Friday, November 29, 2013

Inspiration from Jesus to address the inequality of our time....

"The Gospels record that Jesus came to fulfill the prophecies of the Jewish nation to preach a new understanding of God's continuous presence with the community - the poor, the oppressed, and the disenfranchised. The radical content of this message was illustrated when Jesus overturned the moneychangers' tables in the Temple, upsetting the status quo of the elite cult of corrupt priests - 'the shepherds who pasture themselves instead of the sheep.' (Ezek. 34, Jer. 23). The Jesus described in the Gospel stories is an antiestablishment hero, an incarnation of the spirit of wisdom, gentle and compassionate toward the poor and a champion of justice. It is this Jesus who is the role model for the life of the true Christian." - Margaret Starbird from her book "The Woman with the Alabaster Jar"

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