One of the few email lists that I subscribe to is the Daily Dig, from The Bruderhof Communities. Their short, pithy quotes are filled with insights and often challenge the status quo, politically and spiritually.
This one came today for those of you who haven’t already seen it. It’s a quote by U-2’s Bono. Now, I am not a U-2 fan, but I have appreciated a lot of Bono’s comments in the past on the failures of organized religion to live as Jesus did in the world. He is truly an out-of-the box thinker who struggles with the reality of Christ’s life and words. His call to take seriously the overwhelming crisis in Africa and do something about it rings true from someone who seems to put his life and his money where his mouth is. This quote is entitled, “As We Forgive Our Debtors.”
What’s up on trial here is Christianity itself. You cannot walk away from this and call yourself a
Christian and sit in power. Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it’s to have any meaning in this world–and stop being its apologist.
Ouch! For more information on this proposal, click here, And please don’t think I posted this hoping you’ll make a connection between it and the request below. That is not in my heart, nor my desires.