This Is The Gospel. What We Hear Around Us, Isn’t.

This is the essence of the Christian faith. Bishop Oscar Romero was killed because he followed it, while our “christianish” culture and “family values” politicians who presume to speak in Christ’s name can’t even muster approval for the extension of food stamps to poor people.

Lord, have mercy.

“Those who, in the biblical phrase, would save their lives – that is, those who want to get along, who don’t want commitments, who don’t want to get into problems, who want to stay outside of a situation that demands the involvement of all of us – they will lose their lives.

“But those who for love of Christ uproot themselves and accompany the people and go with the poor in their suffering and become incarnated and feel as their own the pain and the abuse – they will secure their lives, because the Father will reward them.”

- Oscar Romero, Violence of Love



One Response to “This Is The Gospel. What We Hear Around Us, Isn’t.”

  1. BJ Carlson says:

    This isn’t a legitimate comparison. Government food stamps aren’t the only way to care for the poor or get involed. Liberal litmus test, maybe, but definitely not a Biblical mandate.

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