Wednesday, April 6, 2011


"God’s Partner in Health”
by father john dear

"But notice that our parable is not so much about individuals, but about nations. It says that God will judge the nations of the world and divide them into two groups, the sheep and the goats. So we might ask, What does God think about our nation? I propose that God sees that we are only 4.7% of the world’s population, that we hoard over 60% of the world’s resources, that we steal the oil and natural resources from poor nations, that we by and large ignore their poverty; that we are the richest nation in the world, yet over three billion people live in misery, a billion people are now starving to death, according to a UN study this summer, and some 40,000 die of starvation every day. So I think God is not pleased with us as a nation and wants us to serve the poor and end poverty."

i read both of these books last year and they quickly became favorites. and then i learned that authors were connected. amazingness!

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