Tuesday, December 04, 2007


"When Jesus enjoined us to love our neighbours as ourselves, it was not just for our neighbours' sakes ... but for our own sakes as well. Not to help find some way to feed the children who are starving to death is to have some precious part of who we are starve to death with them. Not to give ourselves to the human beings we know who may be starving, not for food but for what we have in our hearts to nourish them with - this is to be, ourselves, diminished and crippled as human beings."
- Frederick Buechner

"In the early Christian communities, the character of the Jesus movement found expression in the abolition of social distinctions of class, religion, race, and gender."
- Mary John Mananzan

[Pic: the struggle for equality in the church]

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