“We are supposed to proclaim the God of love, but we have been guilty as Christians of sowing hatred and suspicion; we commend the one whom we call the Prince of Peace, and yet as Christians we have fought more wars than we care to remember. We have claimed to be a fellowship of compassion and caring and sharing, but as Christians we often sanctify sociopolitical systems that belie this, where the rich grow ever richer and the poor grow ever poorer, where we seem to sanctify a furious competitiveness, ruthless as can only be appropriate to the jungle.”

– Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner


Posted on June 5, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. When, oh when will people learn the simplicity of the Gospel message? As I listened to the Epilogue song from Les Miserable, the words so resounded in my soul. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”

    May we who proclaim His name never stop striving to be a voice of His love in the world – both to the millions who suffer and also to those who inflict so much pain. Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”

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